There has not been much to post. I have been going to physical therapy since April 10th. I was seeing S, who I had seen a few times back in December. However, due to things at the hospital the company that hired the physical therapists did not have their contract renewed. So, I ended up seeing J in the beginning of May. Holy, crazy. It seemed like she was running around like a chicken with her head cut off. She did not seem to know what she was doing. Granted, it was only her second day in this building. She was on vacation last week so I saw K. He was AWESOME. For real. Finally, someone figured out why I was still having pain in my leg every day. My pain was always about a 3/10 on the pain scale. It did not matter what I did, the pain remained. He figured out that my fibula was pressing on the tibial nerve. All the other problems that were going on caused my leg to compensate and I guess I was walking differently which caused the bone to rub the nerve. So, he used tape to pull the bone away from the nerve. For the first time in almost 6 months, I had no pain. None. I did squats on the bosu ball, lunges...no pain. It was amazing.
So that is where I stand. We are taping two days on, one day off. I was discharged from physical therapy today. I go back to the orthopedic/sports med doctor on May 28th. I am really hoping now that I have little to no pain, instead of consistent pain, that I am given clearance to run.
I know that I will not be able to do any long distances for quite a while. I am okay with that. I sold my bib for the Iron Horse Half Marathon yesterday, it saddened me to do so...but I know it is for my health that will not be able to do it. Maybe next year...
So, while I wait to go back to the doctor this is what I am doing: leg raises (20 each side), side leg lifts (20 each side), prone leg lifts (lie on stomach lift legs, 20 each side), squats (3 sets of 12), monster walk with green tubing, side to side walking with green tubing, IT band stretches (3 sets of 30 seconds each), soleus stretching (3 sets of 20 seconds each), hamstring curls while sitting (3 sets of 20, both sides). I am also part of a group that does planks and push ups each day, this month we are doing two sets of 18 push ups and two- one minute planks (one day 115ish of doing them!).
If I am able to run again, my goal is to do the Midsummer Night Run on August 10th, the day after my 30th birthday.