Hmmmm, so when will I learn?
After such a fun day on Saturday I woke up on Sunday to my foot feeling sorer than before…..
Spent the day hobbling around – the pain was now leaving my foot and radiating up my leg…. I finally admitted that maybe I was injured rather than having a ‘niggle’.
Thankfully on a Monday morning I work in a hospital and so after some discussion on Facebook the night before as to what might be wrong – the best place for advice I find! I’d been advised by a friend in South America (who I met in Borneo) to go to a minor injuries unit…..
At UCLH we don’t have one of those, but I popped into A+E on my way to work and discovered that they have essentially a GPs surgery out the back with their own x-ray machine! So I was seen by a nurse in A+E and referred straight away. I popped in and asked if they could call me when it was my turn (there was a 50minute wait) so I headed upstairs and started work.
An hour later I was called, popped downstairs, had a lovely chat with the lady who suspected either a stress fracture or ligament damage (thankfully although she asked how much I ran etc she didn’t ask if I’d run on it recently……). Off I popped for my xrays and thankfully (I think) there was no sign of a fracture, so just ligament damage…..
I’m prescribed rest rest and more rest, putting my feet up as soon as I get home and resting
This all sounds great, but is there nothing I can do to exercise? 2 days on and I’m getting not having exercised-related cabin fever