Friday, April 4, 2008


So, I'm old. Probably too old to be trying a new athletic endeavor. My body has decided to share this fact with me. Bottom of my right foot on the outside heel. If I twist or do any kind of stretch down to the opposite side, I get a zinger of a electric shock right up the outside of my right leg. It just started happening after I took a little time off from TKD when I was sick for about a week. It's progressed to were I have a constant little tingling sensation in that area that I can intentionally bring up to high levels of pain by stretching just right.

Doing some research online, I think it's something going on with a tendon that wraps around the protruding ankle bone. I'm stalling seeing the doctor until I go to the local TV station health fair and get my blood counts tested. It's way cheaper to do the health fair instead of going to the doc and having him send me to the lab next door. $40 as compared to $150. The lab fee would go toward my deductible so I would be responsible for it out of pocket. Back in the day, this would have been just a $20 total visit. I suspect the doc will just refer me to a specialist. If it is the tendon, I'm not sure what I can do about it except "let it heal". I don't recall do anything specific to it to cause injury.

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