Monday, June 13, 2011
I went to the orthopedist today, despite my antipathy for its practitioners, seeing an orthopedic PA instead. She confirmed the plantar fasciitis in my foot, got me a night splint to keep my foot from cramping overnight, set up a PT order, and had a trainer go over stretches with me. I had been doing everything pretty much correctly, thanks to the internet (which had allowed me to self-diagnose before seeing any doctor). Well, I hadn't done the roll your foot across a frozen juice can, but will be trying that one later. She said the pain should decrease relatively quickly. It's already better than yesterday and the day before so here's hoping . . . . by the way, I realize it's just another thing I have in common with elite athletes (along with my doctor, steroids, narcotics, needles, and I forget what else)--it's usually marathoners and runners who get this!