I noticed a specialist on Thursday in regards to the decrease leg I injured. He confirmed the x-ray confirmed no signal of fracture, and thought it was unlikely I’ve a stress fracture as a result of the signs had been getting higher so quick and there was no ache when he poked and prodded. The radiologist had talked about there was some signal of arthritis in my ankle, however he disagreed, saying the cartilage (which exhibits up as a white hole at a joint on x-rays) appeared tremendous. He additionally manipulated my ankle and mentioned he couldn’t detect arthritis by really feel. In order that was excellent news.
He additionally identified one thing else fascinating: my x-ray confirmed calcification within the arteries of the decrease leg. Not too extreme, however noticeable as white spots within the arteries. There is no such thing as a signal of impaired artery operate as a result of the heart beat in my ankles and ft is okay. I discussed beforehand that calcification had been detected in my coronary arteries, which may point out plaque within the arteries. However in my case, it has been since confirmed to be benign from follow-up checks. Additionally, I’ve additionally reported that calcium within the arteries is widespread in endurance athletes, however extra prone to be okay as a result of if there’s plaque it tends to be secure. I feel I fall into that class as a result of I do loads of coaching, although I’m not at an elite stage. So I assume it’s not stunning this additionally exhibits up in different arteries. One thing to debate with my heart specialist after I see him.
Since my leg continues to really feel higher I gave it a attempt on a two-hour trip yesterday. I even threw in some increased depth intervals, however nonetheless stored the pedal stress low by spinning quick in a decrease gear. It went tremendous. I feel I’ll be again to full power in just a few extra days. I’m actually happy at this contemplating that initially, I assumed I had a stress fracture that might take a number of weeks of rehab.