Posted on May 16, 2014
Electrotherapy + balancing the checking account
I might have a slight obsession with compression socks.
My podiatrist recommended I wear compression socks to help heal the ole paw.
SCB interpretation of the above statement: Go shopping.
Sorry cowboy, doctor’s orders.
Yesterday I went for another easy ride. Just 10 miles but I’m hoping to increase that soon, but I am taking it nice and slow. I’m hoping to keep my cardio fitness and some strength in my right leg to help make my running comeback a little faster.
I saw my physical therapist this week and I’m already feeling a big difference. He worked on loosening up the plantar fascia. It’s taken a beating hobbling around. I can’t believe how much better it feels now. He also did some electrotherapy with ice compression which feels like heaven.
He also had me roll it out with this torture device. It’s a punk in the best way possible.
This is my first time trying electrotherapy so I’m curious if it will help speed the healing process. I’m no pro when it comes to anything other than drinking coffee, but I think it’s supposed to increases blood flow and reduces swelling. I’m not sure if it works yet, but my foot stays cold for 3 hours after the treatment in 92 degree heat and that feels SO good.
At first the thought of electrotherapy kinda freaked me out, but it just feels like a little vibration/contraction. It doesn’t hurt at all it just feels weird.
And in case you were wondering how I keep myself entertained with all this rest, well putting doggie shoes on Bam and watching him walk around the house like a spaz is pretty darn entertaining.
He was not impressed.
Totally random, but I’m curious: My BFF R + I were talking about how we never balance our checking account. She had to help her father figure out why his was off 80 cents. We on the other hand don’t balance ours. We just know a round number.
Do you balance your checking account to the penny or just wing it?
Have you ever tried electrotherapy? Tell me about your experience.
Who’s racing this weekend? I want to hear all about it!