Finally, after a year of slaving over the pain in my foot/ankle they know what it is!
The EMG was certainly an experience. Being electrocuted certainly feels interesting. At one point spasms were so crazy I couldn’t straighten my leg. I cried….like a girl, I’ll admit. The doctor felt bad. They put the ….well, I’m just gonna call it a thing–on the spot where I have problems and I didn’t feel much of anything. AH HA! The part I didn’t know about was the part where they stick needles in my muscles, make me contract them so they can hear them—what?! You can hear a muscle?! I should learn this, but still–they stuck that needle right in the bottom of my foot! *sigh* I had more pain leaving than I did coming into the appointment.
But anyway, the conclusion is: tarsal tunnel syndrome. Yeah, I’ve never heard of it either. Like carpal tunnel but in your ankle. Excellent. I find out Friday what we’re going to do about it. It’s a huge lift off my shoulders to finally know that it can be something to be fixed and I’ll be able to run still. For some reason that was always in the back of my mind, I’m glad that’s solved.