11 October 2007

It all goes back to my ankle

Since I started going to the chiro I've gotten rapidly better. Back pain is just when I overdo it. Hip pain is virtually gone. Plantar pain is blessedly absent. I find myself walking different, better, and standing on my feet differently. I'm guessing this is due to the orthotics.

Anyway, as things get better I briefly get old pains, I'm not sure I can even explain this. My hip was hurting so bad I spent lots of time in agony. When my hip started getting better I got the pain in my butt that I had last year. Ah, the hip was masking the butt pain?? Or the butt pain was the precursor to the hip. Hmmmm. The butt has now gotten better. That's how it's been going, clear up a current problem and an old problem raises it's ugly head. Since this problem has been a progression I realize that clearing it up will result in a backward progression.

So for the past week and a half I've been mostly pain free. It has been nice and I haven't felt this way in a long time. Well, 2 and a half years to be exact. After my run this morning my ankle ached. Hmmm, I thought to myself, this feels like when I sprained my ankles repeatedly. That thought set off a little bell in my head. I went back through my training journals and realized that prior to the ankle spraining episode of 2005 I was feeling awesome. I was pain free, no plantar and in the best shape ever. I then sprained my ankle. And sprained my other ankle. Then sprained my first ankle. Then sprained my other ankle. I think I ended up spraining my right ankle 3 times and the left ankle twice. I believe that is where this problem all began. I believe that I was walking weird due to ankle pain and that began a downward spiral of back, knee, hip problems that took 2 years to finally reach the point where I did something.

So there you have it, I think it all goes back to my ankle. I am well on the way to being totally pain free and frankly I can't wait. Meanwhile, I'm thinking apopcorn machine may be in order. I've been craving popcorn lately, where did that come from???


Vickie said...

I hate to sound like the broken record, but I too have had all or many of the problems you have had. It does take a while for the chiro stuff to work its magic, and it always seems like once something is cleared up, the pain moves somewhere else, like its trying to hide out or something, just so it can sneak up on you again later.

Fe-lady said...

Yeah for getting better and for popcorn machines! (Better than the microwave stuff for sure!)

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