My “leisure” injury

Since we’ve been in Ft. Lauderdale I’ve woken up each day to progressively a stiffer and stiffer feeling in my heals each morning making it hard to take the first few steps of the day. It seems to get better after a few minutes but the first steps, OUCH. After about 10 days or so of dealing with this I finally did some research on the internet. Found out by searching for Achilles pain that what I have is most commonly found in marathon runners (or by people who aren’t wearing proper footwear). I deducted that since my current exercise consists primarily of chasing after a toddler and two furry beasts that I must be suffering from excessive wearing of flip flops.

This DOES NOT MAKE ME HAPPY. We are moving to the St. Thomas in two months (well 9 weeks ……. not that I’m counting….. ) you don’t wear SHOES in the islands…..

But alas Friday night my left achiles was definitely swollen and my darling husband hooked me up with an ice pack which helped alot. I decided to enquire what my workers comp options were as the stay at home mother that I now I am and Keith told me that I should go get shoes. Most women would love this but he was talking about tennis shoes, heavy shoes that are not known for being easy to slip in and out of when chasing previously mentioned toddler and dogs. The next morning I braved the crazy crowds at the Sawgrass Outlet mall (not a parking space to be found and its August NOT December….) and admitting to the salesman my precarious injury, and was hooked up with new pair and insoles that are designed to support heels. So far so good, though I won’t wear them all the time its nice to know this was a fairly easily solved issue.

About Diana

Wife, Mother, Sister, Daughter, Friend, Explorer, Dreamer. Moving from a small town in Northern VA to the even smaller island of St. Thomas, USVI.
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5 Responses to My “leisure” injury

  1. bardsworld says:

    I keep telling Laura flip-flops are dangerous, sorry to hear you found out this was true… That said, I’m a strctly shoe kind of guy, even sandals are a bit risky!

  2. Katja says:

    How about a compromise on the “good” days? At least Birkenstocks are pretty good for your feet as the sandal family goes. 🙂

  3. dianadezern says:

    yep good German that I am I have Birks….and have been alternating between shoes, birks, and flip flops. It still hurts… we’ll see how it goes.

  4. Janelle says:

    Yeah – I call that tile pain down here. Just walking around barefoot on the tile all day and my ankles stiffen up. Throw away the shoes – your feet will adjust! =)

  5. AlexM says:

    Your blog is interesting!

    Keep up the good work!

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