Went to see Dr. Ellspermann today, and the good news is I have achilles tendonitis. Not hard to fix. He worked on me this morning and it was as painful as I’d figured it would be but the improvement is immediate. I’m sore right now, but I went for an hour run right afterwards with no discernable issue. I’m sporting some pretty pink physio tape.
I almost didn’t go today. My foot was soooo much better on Sunday and Monday that I wondered if perhaps all I needed to do was some intensive massage therapy. I’m glad I went, though. I don’t know how he does what he does, but man, it works for me. It felt like my foot was on fire…if I’d had to draw a picture, it would look like a grid with electrical sparks shooting down from my ankle and all over the foot. Acupuncture has this theory of trapped chi, and I believe I had a lot of trapped chi in those knotty muscles.
So I’ll do some icing today. And I’ll see if I can’t do a short massage session on Friday. I’m scheduled to go back for Airrosti next Monday and then Thursday, if needed. I leave on that Friday for San Fransisco.