Monday, August 11, 2008

Foot: It's Still Attached

I went to a foot specialist on Friday to get my foot checked out, since it really hasn't improved at all since it was injured.

The assistant asked me a few questions and sent me off for an x-ray, then I went back and waited for the doctor. When he came in, he asked me a few questions, then asked "Martial arts injury?"

"Excuse me?" I asked.

"This is a martial arts injury, right?"

"No," I said. "It was, um, Pump It Up."

Both he and his assistant burst out laughing. As it turns out, they're both fathers and have been to Pump It Up many times, so the idea of a grown-up actually getting injured there was even funnier to them.

I say let's meet on the inflatable basketball court with the jumpy floor and settle it like men.

"There's no break on the x-ray, so I think torn scar tissue is the best theory," the doctor said. "I can inject the area to get rid of the inflammation, or I can give you an oral steroid."

"Let's see," I said. "My left rotator cuff is sore, I've got a mild case of plantar fascitis in my right foot, and my forearms have been sore for months. Let's go with the oral steroid and hope I get the four-for-one benefit."

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