Yesterday, I was sent off for x-rays and an ultrasound to see what I have done to my right foot. The x-rays were clear but the ultrasound showed a ganglion cyst between the first and second metatarsal. Since ganglion cysts usually go away on their own, I thought I had completely dodged the bullet and would hopefully be back at training on Saturday. However, my appointment with the physio this afternoon revealed that the ganglion cyst was a red herring and I have actually strained the extensor tendon that runs up my second metatarsal or as it is known in medical circles, extensor tendinitis. I have been told that I have to keep off my foot as much as possible and will not be able to go back to training for at least 2 weeks. My right foot is now covered in tape to reduce the load on my tendon and give it a chance to heal.
I have no idea what I am going to do with myself for the next two weeks. I can’t sit on the couch and do nothing – I will go insane. I am thinking that there has to be some exercises that I can do without using my feet. Sit-ups and girly push-ups don’t involve the feet and I might be able to do some pull-ups as well.
If you can think of any exercises I can do, that will not aggravate my tendinitis, please let me know. I’ve gotta find a way to get in some exercise or my stress levels are going to go through the roof.