The Warrior’s Injury

As a famous warrior, I’ve led a pretty eventful life. I’ve even had some poems written about me. My friends always tell me not to brag about my achievements, but I think it’s only fair to share all the good I’ve done for the world. Leading a whole army? Spreading love to many people? Dragging some random guy around behind my chariot? The stuff of legend.

Ever since my mum dipped me in the Styx as a kid, this weird tendon at the back of my lower leg has been playing up. Most of the time it doesn’t bother me – I know the symptoms and have experienced them for years, but it’s never been this bad. I know I’ll need to seek out Achilles Tendonitis treatment pretty soon. That’s what I’ve called that little leg muscle – Achilles. It’s named after me, since I’m awesome. It also seems to affect me worse than anyone else I’ve ever come across, so I think I deserve to have my legacy living in perpetuity through the name of a muscle.

I’ve avoided seeking treatment up until this point due to sheer force of will, but it’s been a few millennia. I’m tired. I’ve injured my body from overuse, and if I want to continue walking, running and jumping to the best of my ability, I’ll have to get it seen to. Unfortunately, good battle medics are few and far between nowadays, so I search for the best Cheltenham Podiatrist clinic available in the area. I walk there immediately because I haven’t had a job in several centuries and I prefer chariots over cars. The clinic appears to be clean and modern. It has dozens of informative signs stuck to the walls, advertising symptoms for conditions like joint pain, arthritis, and treatments like prolotherapy. Very interesting stuff. I feel like since I know the muscles of the body so well, I should look into podiatry. I reckon I’ll be great.

Awkward kid

My child is the awkward kid in their class. I know it is probably bad to say, but I find it adorable. My son is eight years old and he’s a little nerdy kid who already wears a retainer and has glasses. His school uniform is also a hand-me-down from his older brother who was a lot taller and bulkier than him. That’s not to say my youngest son is short, he’s just shorter and a bit more on the lanky side. Unfortunately, that means he’s swimming in his clothes. I don’t mean to send him to school looking like a nerdy, but sadly we’re not in a position right now to buy a new set of school uniforms. Besides, I’m sure in the next year or so he will grow into his uniform. 

One thing I’ve started to notice in my son is that he is starting to angle his feet quite weirdly when he stands or walks. He will also have a tendency to walk on the sides of his feet. It’s absolutely bizarre! It doesn’t look one bit comfortable, yet for some reason, this is how he chooses to walk. I can’t get my head around it. I spoke to the highest-rated podiatrist in Cheltenham for some advice. I’m really worried that this way of walking will really affect my son’s physical development long term to the point he ends up having muscular or skeletal problems. The podiatrist gave me some really helpful advice to try to rectify this issue. We’re going to avoid sending my son to a rehabilitation clinic just yet as we feel he is a bit young for this and the issue isn’t serious enough. Instead, we’re going to look into some children’s orthotics. Cheltenham’s best podiatrist seemed to be under the impression that this would be enough to help the issue. We’d only consider rehabilitation if we saw the issue persisting or getting worse. I just worry for my son as I worry these shoes will make him look even more nerdy! In my eyes, he will always be adorable of course.