I suppose it was only a matter of time…
For about two weeks, I’ve been having pain and swelling on the outer joint of my right foot. It seems to happen from pushing off with my right foot and turning left all the time. I suspect that skating inside the inside of the track (the ref circle) and those tight left turns are aggravating it. I asked on skatelogforum.com if anyone knew about that kind of injury, and apparently I have what’s called a tailor’s bunion. Admittedly, it’s an internet diagnosis, but after doing my research, it fits the description exactly. I expected ugly feet from skating, but I didn’t really plan for deformities or anything. On Tuesday I have a dr’s appointment and I’ll be asking for a referral to a podiatrist. My biggest fear is that I’ll be told to stay off skates. Hopefully there’s a simpler solution, like taking my skates to a cobbler or getting an insert for the boot. I love my boots. They are more comfortable than my everyday shoes, and I don’t want to be told that they’re wrong for me.
Fortunately, it doesn’t hurt to run, so I’ll be trying to do that on a more regular basis.