Saturday, March 29, 2008

Why isn't BBat50 taking class?

I'll spare you a photo of my feet but basically, I'm no longer symmetrical.

The left foot, the one that has been sore for half a year, is now much smaller than my newly injured right foot. It has swollen. And there's also a broken big toenail.

Gout? No, just a sprain. The good doctor (Dr Fingado by name. He also trains with us. As does his wife and both children -thanks C) supervised the xrays and review. His prognosis:

Recently injured right foot. No real problem. A month of not pushing off my toes or any other movement in the foot should fix it. Stay off it. And then don't hurt it again.

Nagging soreness in the left foot. More serious. Arthritis in all three joints in my foot. Arthritis is (per Wikipedia) a joint disease as a result of trauma to the joint, infection of the joint, or age. The good doctor explained it to me that the cartilage, which lines the bones inside the joints and allows them to move against each other without friction, is worn away and now the porous bones will start to have friction. Ouch! Arthritis. Probably a result of many decades of intense soccer playing and repeated injury to the left foot and ankle.

So now I'm like the other parents, driving two kids two and from class, watching from the sidelines. Hoping to get wireless installed at the dojo so I can use the time efficiently. durnit. grrrr.

All in all, I've had a good run. I haven't had an injury (spelling fixed - thanks K) that kept me from training for almost two years. Injuries are part of the game. I should be back full speed in late April. Until then, I'll maybe join a gym and pump some iron.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hey...pumping iron got Arnold not just a Mr. America title, but led him right toward the doors of the governor's mansion...who knows where this may lead you!! Happy healing!!