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Old 12-15-2012, 11:58 PM   #1
Brian Patrick
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Foot Spasm or Cramp? Damaging episode leading to anger and confusion

So Wednesday 12/12/12, I did a 12 days Christmas style workout. There were overhead squats and thrusters involved and each had a high rep count. Go home in a puddle of sweat I'm walking, I'm fine. Next morning I wake up at 7 am, I'm walking around doing my thing. Literally just about to go out the door at 10am and boom my foot starts throbbing. Now I can't walk on it without it feeling like it's being ripped apart. I thought I had ****ed off my peroneal tendon because the pain was localized by my 5th metatarsal and it radiates into my ankle and up to my knee. After I palpated it that night I'm pretty sure my extensor digitorum brevis is to blame. Now I'm not sure what happened. Basically my foot felt like it had been hit by a hammer on my bone and there is swelling in the area over the extensor digitorum brevis. I was doing some reading and basically all I can get is that a cramp happens once and spasms happen multiple times? In my case there was one episode and now the tissue is damaged (which is really ****ing me off, but I digress). So did my muscles spasm and tear something or what?

Icing makes it more uncomfortable to walk because the tissue becomes inflexible. Shoes make it hurt more because I have to exaggerate eversion as to avoid activating the outside of my foot and the arch helps to prevent eversion. I tried taking one oxycodone but no relief. I haven't tried a muscle relaxer but I have a feeling it won't help anything.

I'm taking 440mg of naproxen sodium 3 times a day. And I'm using crutches mostly because I'm supposed to go hiking next weekend.

Any answers or advice would be greatly appreciated
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Old 12-16-2012, 08:28 AM   #2
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Re: Foot Spasm or Cramp? Damaging episode leading to anger and confusion

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So Wednesday 12/12/12, I did a 12 days Christmas style workout. There were overhead squats and thrusters involved and each had a high rep count. Go home in a puddle of sweat I'm walking, I'm fine. Next morning I wake up at 7 am, I'm walking around doing my thing. Literally just about to go out the door at 10am and boom my foot starts throbbing. Now I can't walk on it without it feeling like it's being ripped apart. I thought I had ****ed off my peroneal tendon because the pain was localized by my 5th metatarsal and it radiates into my ankle and up to my knee. After I palpated it that night I'm pretty sure my extensor digitorum brevis is to blame. Now I'm not sure what happened. Basically my foot felt like it had been hit by a hammer on my bone and there is swelling in the area over the extensor digitorum brevis. I was doing some reading and basically all I can get is that a cramp happens once and spasms happen multiple times? In my case there was one episode and now the tissue is damaged (which is really ****ing me off, but I digress). So did my muscles spasm and tear something or what?

Icing makes it more uncomfortable to walk because the tissue becomes inflexible. Shoes make it hurt more because I have to exaggerate eversion as to avoid activating the outside of my foot and the arch helps to prevent eversion. I tried taking one oxycodone but no relief. I haven't tried a muscle relaxer but I have a feeling it won't help anything.

I'm taking 440mg of naproxen sodium 3 times a day. And I'm using crutches mostly because I'm supposed to go hiking next weekend.

Any answers or advice would be greatly appreciated
sounds like an acute tendonitis. Go to 321GoMD.com and read about tendonitis. If not better get checked out.
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