"The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; because there is not effort without error and shortcomings; but who does actually strive to do the deed; who knows the great enthusiasm, the great devotion, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement and who at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly. So that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat." -Theodore Roosevelt

Thursday, 4 July 2013

When your nerves physically stop you...

I went to see a physio today about my foot injury... Whilst talking through the injury and how it has developed, it made me realise I've had the problem for over 10 weeks.

10 weeks man!

That's a long time...

Turns out it's a nerve issue; something* is causing / putting pressure on the nerve in the top of my foot, giving me the numb style pain I'm getting.

At a bit of a loss as to what to do, she ultra sound-ed the foot, then went even more high tech and used interferential therapy - it's basically a small scale slendertone system (you know, the electrical pulse belt that gives you rock hard abs?!) and can be applied to any area of the body (careful !).

Then ensued the thumbs, which didn't hurt too much compared to my previous dealings with elbows and IT bands...

So, I'm not to run whilst I still have this issue, and I'm to do foot stretching and strengthening exercises.

I'm pretty gutted - I was feeling positive going to the physio thinking lets get an action plan for getting back to running, but right now, I don't ever see a time when I'll be able to run pain free, or not be in pain because I've run.

So for now, running will need to take a back seat, maybe I'll just get a load of cats and be a crazy cat guy.

"Down, Down, but definitely not out" - You Me At Six

Disclaimer: There is nothing wrong with cats, or people who have them.

*but the physio doesn't know what, how it would be best treated, or had treated a condition like this before, yaaayyy!


  1. Ohh no that sucks! But make sure you listen to your physio and rest up/do the stretches and exercises. You don't wanna make it worse, that'll suck even more!

    PS. You are correct, there's nothing wrong with cats, they rule! x

    1. Cheers. Yeah I'm just resting up, which I hate. I just want to run (and rest) pain free at the moment, and it's not happening...

  2. Youtube ballet foot strengthening and exercises. My feet are letting me down, and I never had this problem when I did more ballet exercises. Ballerinas have rock-hard kick-ass feet, toes of steel, man. :D