Vinveittir frá cauda equina heilkenni

Walk This Way...

Eins og þú veist að hafa, eða vita einhver sem hefur, Cauda hrossum heilkenni, það gerir mockery gangandi göngu þinni. I've described myself as walking like Frankenstein. Nú kemur nýr, Gaman Hlutur sem CES hefur gert.

Tilfinning hefur byrjað að fara aftur í hliðum ökkla mínum. Eins og það hefur, I've noticed a different type of pain on the outside of my right ankle. My wife looked at it and said there is a small bump there.

broken ankle side x-ray
Jared Zimmerman / / CC BY-NC-ND

At first, I thought that my shoe must be rubbing me. But the bump was hard. Of a morning, before my feet swell during the day, there is almost no pain unless it is touched. As the feet swell my shoe comes in contact with the bump and it gets progressively painful through the day despite my pain meds. It peaks at about a 3 and affects my gait.



I went to a podiatrist this morning. Diagnosis - probable torn tendon. This "nodule" is just what to expect from this condition. Surprise, surprise! The Doctor was actually aware of CES and knew quite a bit about it.

Next up, an MRI to confirm diagnosis and a nerve conduction test to determine extent of my nerve regeneration in the lower extremities.

Cauda hrossum heilkenni - the gift that keeps on giving!