November 5th, 2009

ohh shiny

A restatement of something already known

I love the Egoscue Method.

Yeah, yeah, I keep saying that. But I do!

My left ankle has been bothering me for a couple of weeks, and was getting to the point where it was beginning to interfere with our marathon training (we cut Friday's run by about half, skipped the run on Sunday and went for a bike ride instead, and haven't done any running so far this week). So on Monday spiritualmonkey and I went into SF for a tune-up appointment at the Egoscue Clinic. We met with David (the clinic director) and Johnny (a new therapist, I believe — new since we'd been in, at least) and each got a new menu of E-cises.

Tuesday I didn't notice significant difference. Yesterday it was noticeably improved — much less pain and discomfort. And today it's so much better that the sensation feels closer to a deep itch than it does to pain.

I'm doing my newest menu every morning and will continue to do so for a couple of weeks, I think. It's a tough one, in large part because I need these particular exercises so badly right now; doing the foot circles and point-and-flex exercise hits what I think must be either my tibialis anterior or peroneus longus with a burning sensation like a thousand Guy Fawkes Day bonfires. Thank goodness for Zheng Gu Shui, which I have been applying liberally before beginning my exercise menu.

It's looking as though a gentle run will be possible this evening. Yay!