Shock Wave Therapy

Yesterday I started Shock Wave Therapy* to speed up healing of my tendon. If you’ve watched Homeland and seen Carrie treated for Bi-Polar Disorder, strapped to a bed while electric shocks are pulsed through her brain, it’s just like that. Except on the foot. According to the Chiropractor, Shock Wave Therapy for tendonitis is ultrasound on steroids. Apparently it was first used by the German and Swiss teams at the Athens Olympics, who hopefully were not on steroids.¬†At 311 USD for five 4-minute sessions it ain’t cheap but as a 4-minute session was more than long enough, I won’t be … Continue reading Shock Wave Therapy

Posterior Tibial Tendonitis

When I first went to the doctor at the sports clinic, 12 days ago, I suspected tendonitis. No, no, it wasn’t tendonitis, she said with professional certainty; I had sprained my ankle (without noticing), pulling my deltoid ligament. Humph. Weird that I could turn my ankle and not notice, I thought, but she was a doctor, I’m not. So as advised, I stopped running, left my race bibs in a drawer, went to physio several times, initially for ultrasound and then progressed to ankle strengthening exercises. Rehab was going well. Still perturbed over the whole ankle sprain diagnosis, I continued … Continue reading Posterior Tibial Tendonitis