Thursday, April 24, 2008

Running Injuries

I swear I can't catch a break when it comes to my body falling apart. *sigh*

About 5 years ago I had decided to lengthen my runs and, hopefully, train for that elusive marathon. Well, that train was derailed w/ a 2 1/2 year battle w/ plantar fasciitis. I found a shoe, Brooks Addiction, that was perfect and my PF was history. Then came the Morton's neuroma from one pair of shoes I had been wearing. I got a pair of ugly ass Crocs so my toes could breathe and spread and, finally, the neuroma went away. Then came the turf toe. Okay, so that is self-diagnosed, but after all the research I did on the internet, that's the only thing it could be. Babied that and almost never feel it. NOW, son of a bitch, I've been having knee pain for a couple of weeks. *sigh* It is slightly below and slightly to the inside of my kneecap. The worst part is that I have no idea why my knee hurts. B/c I increased my mileage? B/c I had added runs w/ more downhills? B/c I got new shoes? (exact same ones that I used before, but the pain didn't start until I was running in the new shoes) The one difference is that all my other problems were in my left foot, but this pain is in the right knee.

So, now I'm sitting here w/ my leg propped up w/ a bag of frozen bag of corn on my knee. I'm doing the ibuprofen and muscle cream therapy. And, now I have to do more research b/c I'm not an "experienced" and knowledgeable runner. I used to think I just had to get out there and run. Hunh, who knew?

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