Yesterday I indulged in some logic that goes like this: the bones and muscles in my foot aren't moving properly, so let's jab some needles in them until they do.
Worked pretty well.
I was back at OMNI Physical Therapy in Wallingford to let them get another look at the issue. Besides my bones/cartilage ache, which has been giving me problems, from the beginning they've been saying that my foot doesn't really move smoothly. It probably has something to do with the fact that I'm flat footed combined with the extensive mileage I've been dragging them through.
They've been manually loosening up my foot/ankle, but it's always a temporary fix, and after a run it gets caught up again.
So this time Dr. Richard Powers mentioned that he could do some acupuncture as an alternative treatment.
I tend to be a bit skeptical about such things, but on the other hand I'm ridiculously curious and willing to experiment.
He turned both of my feet into pin cushions and left them that way for 20 minutes. When he removed them, I have to say that my feet were moving better. I could flex my feet and feel them go through their full range of motion, as opposed to getting caught on bone and muscle as they had been.
Will it stay? No idea. I'll find out when I start running again this weekend.