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So on saturday I was helping my oldest son warm up for his soccer game with a one-on-one scrimmage. He tried to boot the ball past me, I jumped up to block/control the ball with my foot, and when I came down I felt a pop in my right foot.

The pain was something else and after I dropped him off I headed to the ER. The doctor there suggested that it was a rupture of my plantar fascia and ordered that I see a podiatrist.

The podiatrist confirmed the diagnosis and while I still need an MRI to see how many fibers broke he has me in a boot for the next two months.

Not only is ice climbing in Iceland later this month off the table, but he told me no hiking at least through December; maybe even longer depending on the damage done. And winter soccer is probably right out as well.

This is gonna be a long two months...


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Lousy news: they check for any underlying issue that enabled the failure?
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Germantown Soccerplex?  
We spend an inordinate amount of time there these days.  
Fear of injury is why I don't scrimmage with my daughter.  That and she is better than me.  Bummer about missing out on the ice climbing and hiking.  This is great hiking weather in DMV.  Feel better.


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:(

Injuries are so frustrating.
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Ouch!  Iceland is a very cool place.  It sucks to get old, getting hurt doing rather mundane things.
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Rotten luck. But take care of that foot.

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Speedy recovery. I ended up in a boot last December as well, also injured not from hiking, though it sounds like you did more damage than I did.

All these threads about staying safe on the trail -- how about staying safe off the trail?


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Well that's crappy.  Mend well.  Are you still going to Iceland, or was the trip just for ice climbing?

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Sorry to hear that.  Mend well and fast.
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Yes, injuries suck.  I had a bad shin splint two years ago.  After giving it months to heal, I managed to injure my Achilles tendon this year.  Ugh.  You have to give it sufficient time, or else the injury can become chronic.  

I thought I remembered that Phil Werner had experienced a plantar fascia problem.  Here's his post on it - hope he doesn't mind (read the comments, too):

http://sectionhiker.com/plantar_fasciitis_hiker/
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Injuries are so frustrating.

Yeah... trying to "time" when to get hernia surgery.

It ain't cancer...


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Well, dang....

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That does seem to be a bigger issue for many of us!  Heal well, Tomas.

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Dang that sucks!  I broke my ankle playing around with a soccer ball.  I'll tell ya'll about it one day.... :p

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:(

I'm really sorry man.  Heal up.


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Sorry to hear this bad news.  I've never heard of a ruptured plantar fascia.

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Thanks folks. The frustrating part is not being able to enjoy the fall to its fullest potential. But if I behave I can have the boot off in time for winter.

The trip to Iceland has been modified - the extended glacier hike and ice climbing is off the table. But I'll figure something out.


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Great sympathy. I used to sprain my ankle regularly trail running, aggravated because I wasn't giving it time to heal. Eventually I adapted a mantra: worse than missing the weekend is missing a month, worse than missing a month is missing a season, worse than missing a season is missing years. i.e., let it heal or pay a higher price.

That helped  :D  . That, and a wobble board rejuvenated my inner mountain goat.
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:(

Injuries are so frustrating.

Yeah... trying to "time" when to get hernia surgery.

It ain't cancer...

Get it done.  Get it over with.  That, the recovery from surgery, was the most pain I've been in in a looooooong time.

I did time mine to a vacation so I could lay on Mom's sofa and heal.  I actually got stuck halfway between standing and sitting and couldn't move without blinding, stinging pain right where no one wants it.

Sorry 'bout your foot, tomas.


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Bummer.  Sorry to hear about the injury.  Here's to a speedy recovery.

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Wow hope you 'heel' up and are good to go for next year.

I've had my share of foot and lower leg problems, plantar fasciitis, shin splints, etc, and found switching to a barefoot lifestyle helped immensely by strengthening the plantar, and all the rest of the muscles, ligaments, tendons, etc, as well as adopting a more natural gait. I know its not for everyone, now-a-days.

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Yes, injuries suck.  I had a bad shin splint two years ago.  After giving it months to heal, I managed to injure my Achilles tendon this year.  Ugh.  You have to give it sufficient time, or else the injury can become chronic.  

I thought I remembered that Phil Werner had experienced a plantar fascia problem.  Here's his post on it - hope he doesn't mind (read the comments, too):

http://sectionhiker.com/plantar_fasciitis_hiker/


Well I kind of disagree with most all the conclusions and suggestions on that site. So many seem to want to band aid the problem putting their foot in a 'sling' (stiffer supportive shoes, with arch support, motion control, etc.). So far doing pretty much the opposite has worked wonders for me, and I didnt line the pocket books of any podiatrist or shoe or insole company. I'd rather fix the problem instead of treat the symptoms.


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Serves  un-American !@#$%^. Probably wouldn't have happened in real football where they get injuries ot be proud of like brain damage.

In all seriousness I hope you do heal well man.


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