Well, let me re-phrase that....why not to go to MY foot doctor:
I went in for my check up with the podiatrist two days ago. It had been about a month since I'd seen him, and about 2 weeks since I started wearing the orthotic inserts.
I'm not sure what I expected from this visit, but it certainly felt like a waste of my time. The entire visit took about 5 minutes.
The doctor never looked at my foot. He never touched my foot. He basically asked one question --"how is your foot feeling?" And I rambled on for about 5 minuntes, then he said "well, sounds like you're on the right track, let us know if anything changes."
We could have had that conversation over the phone, and I could have saved the $25 co-pay. Frustrating.
I have run 3 times this week, nothing too fast or two far. Just my normal 3 mile route. The foot is doing okay, but I'm being very careful with my foot plant, and paying attention to any sign of arch weakness during my runs.
During this morning's run, I felt like the neighbors were all out to get me.
You know how sometimes you run down a long dark neighborhood street and a car will back out of their driveway just as you get to them? Well, that happened about 5 times this morning. Seriously. I am never sure if they can see me and have to take evasive action.