I came down with an acute case of peroneal tendonitis this week. In plain-talkin’ terms, that’s a sudden pain on the outside of one of your feet just between the ankle and heel. Maggie, who has dealt on and off with this before from her running, says that the likely cause is extended sessions of mall-walking are to blame. Looking online, I see that I probably shouldn’t hang on to old and broken down sneakers for so long, because once the heel support goes, you’re opening the door to all sorts of problems. Considering that I run for exercise (in decent sneakers, usually) I should probably put more thought into my non-running shoes as well.
But this was funny. I found this page describing peroneal tendonitis and I had to laugh when I got to the bottom of the page. The image at the right was shown, apparently under “Related Links and Info.” Has that poor woman got tennis elbow and peroneal tendonitis? Sad.
Then I thought - wait! She’s some sort of cyborg doctor, come back from the future to heal your peroneal tendon for the sake of all mankind. “Come with me if you want to be able to walk all day in the mall without limping!”