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Foot injury update – first time at gym in four months!

Suddenly it’s May! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ Which means that it really is starting to look like spring, in Finnish standards anyway (it was still randomly snowing just a week ago). It also it means that it’s now been roughly 4 months since I had the first, more severe, plantar plate tear on my right foot and around 2 months since the less severe tear was found in my left foot.

Some green visible here and there!

Never ever did I think that this would take so long! Finding the patience to go through recovery definitely still feels challenging at times.

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Spring is slowly here

Weather really has an impact on the overall mood. Recently it has been mostly sunshine only and a couple of times temperatures have been up to +10 degrees Celsius and it actually feels warm. Then again today it was back to icy rain and gloomy skies, that’s Finnish spring for you. Still, the season is changing and there is a definite urge to just go outside and do something.

The ice and snow is almost gone!

I’m obviously still not allowed to do much with my my feet still recovering, but I did do small things kinda outside during the weekend which felt really nice.

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Setback with the foot injury but it’s ok

So it turns out there is a plantar plate tear in my left foot too but at least it’s not as severe yet as with the right foot and hopefully it will not go there. So things are still ongoing, uncertain and it definitely feels challenging.

It’s still cold but having plenty of flowers at home helps make it feel like it’s really spring!

I had been noticing some occasional pain in my left foot for some time now and finally had an MRI to confirm suspicions of a tear. Physiotherapy has been put to pause while the left foot recovers for a month or so. It’s going to be an even longer spring but it’s ok. This time I know what to expect, most likely, and that seems to make an important difference.

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Foot injury and not being the greatest person while recovering

First physiotherapy session done and many home “workouts” to do at home before the next one! I was so happy to be able to go for a brunch and see Captain Marvel last weekend (loved it!) and just stretch my legs a bit and do normal stuff.

It doesn’t take much to have my injured foot tired and aching but I am slowly getting better so I thought I’d share some things I’ve noticed about recovering during these past months.

It’s spring so there’s more and more daylight which is welcome.

This was my first injury of this severity and it surprised me how I didn’t feel like myself at all during the worst weeks of the injury. But as the pain got easier, I was able to have better moments and reflect about how I was really feeling.

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Some progress with the foot injury!

In one of my previous posts I went through the foot injury (plantar plate tear and stress fracture) I suffered about two months ago. This week I finally got confirmation that surgery at this point is not necessary and that I can slowly start rehabilitation and physiotherapy. Phew, what a relief!

It’s still a long and painful road but at least I won’t need to recover from a surgery that might leave me with less mobility than before!

After six weeks I am free of the boot thingy! Also, I haven’t cared about matching socks all this year ๐Ÿ™‚

So now it’s all about new challenges.

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Plantar plate tear, stress fracture and lots of pain

I’ve been mentioning the words “foot injury” a couple of times and thought that it would be good to go through some thoughts about it.

I had some random pains in my right foot in November/December and just after I had created this blog my foot pains got a lot worse and I finally went to doctor to get it properly checked. After an x-ray and an MRI, it turned out that at some point my foot had suffered a stress fracture in one of the sesamoid bones and even worse, a plantar plate tear. I have no idea what caused these but I normally exercise actively so I most likely did this to myself over time.

This winter turned out to be really snowy and beautiful and I’m sad that I wasn’t able to go out and enjoy it.

This was right in the beginning of January, and we are now in mid-February, so for someone who is used to being active and independent, this has been much more difficult than I thought. I haven’t had an injury of this severity since I was a kid, so being helpless and in pain was new and extremely uncomfortable for me and I was surprised at how strongly I reacted to all of it.

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