It has been awhile since my last post, so I will give you an update on my ankles since late February.
The last post was about the physiotherapist report. I saw my doctor after that report in mid-March and she scheduled me for an EMG. I had that done on April 13th and everything was normal. The physiatrist decided that he should schedule a bone scan, but felt that it wouldn't show anything. So this put ideas in my head.
In the meantime my ankles were feeling a little better that week. I had noticed that I stopped wearing my winter sports socks the last few days... hmmm could this have been the problem? I did buy them in November/December and my massage therapist had noted back in March that they were leaving an impression on my legs so she thought they may be too tight. For a few days I suspected this may have been the problem and like a fool I started running again.
I ran 15 minutes one day, 3 days later I ran for 20 min, 2 days later 22 min and so on. Last Saturday (April 21st) I ran for 24 minutes. Nothing too crazy, but I really don't think I should have pushed it like that. I felt fine when I was running, but the last few days my ankles have been really bad. Definitely flaring up. I've also been biking quite a bit too. I do one long ride on the weekend. So much so that 2 Sundays ago I biked 42 km. That was a little too much, but went back down to only 33 km the past weekend. I also started commuting to work and that's 12 km a day.
If the EMG rules out anything neurological, then what exactly will a bone scan show? Broken bones? How about arthritis? Wouldn't that have been shown in the EMG?
I just wish I knew what the hell was going on, I want my life back. Yes, there are other ways to exercise, but even walking can be painful at this point. At a certain point you just get frustrated and you don't want to do anything. I am at this point. Yes, I can still do upper body workouts and yes, I can still swim. But I don't want to do these things. I WANT TO RUN. I just feel so defeated.
Hopefully something will be seen during the bone scan, although if it is negative for anything then maybe it's just Achilles tendonitis and I have to find some other way to treat it.
- tingly/prickly/burning feeling inside of ankles (NOTE: Not on the skin, inside the ankles)
- heels feel like they are worn out
- some pain in the Achilles tendon area (this happened back in November and seems to have flared up again the last few days, also note that this wasn't a problem from late December until last week)
Anybody have any advice?