This post is sponsored by Dick’s Sporting Goods and Vocalpoint. While I was compensated for my writing and clothes, all statements and opinions are my own.
Since breaking my right leg in the car accident, the biggest problem hasn’t been the fracture itself. It’s not painful anymore and more than anything it’s nuisance that I can’t sit in a chair for very long and have to use crutches to get around. Who would think you need to use your hands? What really hurts though is that nasty tear in my left foot. Walking around on crutches and putting all my weight on my left foot has it screaming at me like crazy! It’s not getting a chance to heal.
I can’t remember if I told you guys the story or not, but if not here’s a short recap. Back in April when I was in Munich, I began having excruciating pain in my left heel. When I got home, it seemed to be better but after a few weeks the pain became more and more intense so I went back to Mayo Clinic to see the foot surgeon who treated my ankle stress fracture last year. He told me I had “just plantar fasciitis.” I knew in the back of my mind that couldn’t be it. Normally when my plantar fasciitis acts up it’s aggravated by something else. So I made an appointment to see my podiatrist who did an MRI and discovered I actually had a tear. He said the tear was low grade, but probably was much worse when I was in Germany.
Even though I’d already been wearing a walking boot for 4+ weeks before seeing him for the MRI because the pain was so bad, he told me I needed another 6 weeks in the boot for my foot to heal fully. I received this news 3 days before I found out I had a fractured tibia. Crazy how things happen, right? After being put in a knee brace on one leg, hobbling around on crutches and trying to manage a boot on the opposite foot I was about to lose my mind. I called my podiatrist and asked what I could do. It just wasn’t possible to wear the boot with my right leg being immobilized. He told me I could stay out of the boot because healing the fracture was the priority. He recommended I go to Dick’s Sporting Goods to buy insoles to give my feet more support and give the tear a better chance at healing. So my chauffeur (aka Mom) drove me there so I could quickly find what I needed.
He recommended I buy Super Feet insoles. They’re a little pricey at $50 a pair, but he told me the cheaper $15-20 ones wouldn’t give me the support I needed and Dick’s is one of the few stores that carries them. After trying a few, I eventually picked out the highest stability support which just so happened to be in pink. At first, I wasn’t sure about the insoles helping my foot pain. They were so hard I couldn’t imagine how they would feel good to walk around in. However, after a few days wearing them I noticed a huge improvement. Now my heel pain is a lot better. That tear still has some healing to do. I still can’t hobble around barefoot, but I have no pain in my heal when I wear them consistently. I’m going to need that foot at it’s best when it’s time to get off these crutches and learn how to walk again. Dick’s to the rescue!
You may remember I visited Dick’s a few weeks ago to check out their newly remodeled women’s section. The shopaholic in me got a little carried away with all the pretty things I found. As promised, here’s a peak at what I bought. On the left, Under Armour capri and Calia key hole back tank. On the right, Under Armour capri and Lucy tank with a built in sports bra. I love wearing Under Armour capris in the summer. They’re high quality, budget friendly activewear and great for repelling the heat.
Sporting my new fashion threads at the gym while doing interval circuits. This was the week before the car accident. I’m glad I discovered my fit fashion at Dick’s a few weeks before the accident because as it turns out Dick’s is not only keeping me looking good but also helping me heal too.
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