Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Turns out that I'm a Genetic Freak & a broken one at that!!!

Went to the sports Doc this morning and got x-rays…

Turns out that I'm a Genetic Freak & a broken one at that!!! (Thanks to Mum or Dad for the freaky mutation one of you passed down to me… :-))

My sesamoid bones are fig 8 shaped instead of being straight. The one in my right foot has snapped in half at the weak point.

Sport Doc said the broken bone has probably fractured & fixed several times throughout my life, (this explains the similar pain I had just before and during the Portland Half Marathon, which went away so I wrote it off as 'one of those things').

Nothing can be done, but no further damage will be done (other than continuing with ice baths and anti-inflammatory stuff). I have been referred to a different sports clinic next Tuesday to get a custom foot bed/strapping which will hopefully ease the amount of pain I have to endure during the races…

But one this is for sure; there is gonna be 40 miles of pain ahead!!!

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