She told me that my symptoms were very similar for having an os trigonum, which can be hard to detect (I told her my podiatrist had checked for that and nothing had shown up on my x-ray, but I guess sometimes they can be super hard to see).
|All the balancing!|
She gave me a bunch of exercises to do to help, and I have to keep taking it easy for awhile (limit jumping, limit relevé if it starts to hurt, make sure to ice/contrast, etc. etc.) For those that are curious, the exercises involve controlled rises (up on both feet, lower on my bad foot), rises with a theraband wrapped around my ankle, and using a balance board/disk. I'm also keeping up with my calf massaging.
|Because I didn't have enough stuff |
in my dance bag already (ha!)
I may have to do both KT tape and the ankle taping and see how things go (and will therefore be the most taped up dancer ever, whee!) Luckily, it seems like everyone is used to my crazy KT tape shenanigans now.