I had been having foot pain for a while, so before the “big move” (aka the out of state escape) I promised the friend that helped me leave that I would start wearing the boot once I reached my destination. I’m pretty sure it’s a stress fracture, as I’ve had two confirmed in the last two years; this would make #3 in less than 3 years. The problem is a combination of some previous foot pain issues (unrelated to the stress fractures), my adjusted walking because of that pain, which puts too much pressure on different parts of my feet, and my tendency to ignore my pain. Yes, we’ll say that last one again. My tendency to ignore my pain. This last one we’re working on especially hard, classmates, and not just on my feet.
Here it is, the mighty boot:
As I said, I’m pretty sure that I have a stress fracture , as I know what they feel like, but I don’t want to shell out the dough to confirm it with an MRI. The treatment in the past was to wear the boot for a few weeks, so that’s what I’m doing. If the pain is still there after my boot regimen, OF COURSE I’ll see a doctor. For now, I’m bootin’ it.
See who else is sharing about their medical maladies this week over at Mel’s.