Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Short Walks, Some Pain

After six days of inactivity, wearing a night splint, ice, and stretching, my foot was feeling okay when I walked around a bit. So yesterday at lunch, it being a gorgeous day, I decided to walk down by the river to Browns Island. When I got there, my foot still felt alright, so I walked along the trail and pipeline past the great blue heron colony. The herons were out in force, so I resolved to come back today with a camera, which I did. Eventually, I will post some photos on my other blog, Oh, to be Hiking!

Each day’s walk was about 1.5 to 1.75 miles. Unfortunately, I now have more pain in my left heel, even though I took a nice slow and steady pace. The pain I was not feeling when walking a bit is now in evidence once I sit down for a little while and take those first steps. That is discouraging, but it is also reality. I know that even really short walks may be overdoing it right now.

I made a doctor appointment for two weeks from now, and am trying other doctors to see if I can get one closer. Next week would be ideal. So far, I am not having any luck. I would like a specialist to evaluate the injury and recommend exactly what types of exercises and/or stretching I should do, and how long I need to stay inactive. I did do a lot of water aerobics Monday night with no pain, and am thinking I need to do more of that. Maybe it is even a good time to learn to swim better.

1 comment:

Elayne said...

Well Art you know what they say "eventually, we all end up in the pool"!
Sorry to hear you are having so much trouble :(