Back when I was 18 (half a lifetime ago) I broke four bones in my left foot jumping off a high wall. One of the bones never completely healed properly, though my orthopedic surgeon said it wouldn’t pose a serious problem for my training (I was in the Army at the time). At the time I was only at about 150 lbs bodyweight, which my size 8.5 foot was able to handle without a hitch.
As my weight training progressed in my mid-20’s, and my bodyweight climbed up to 180, however, there were days when I could really feel that left foot aching. I never took anything more potent than aspirin for the pain, and it never hurt during squats or deadlifts (although calf raises were sometimes a bit uncomfortable) but afterwards it was sometimes so painful it was hard to walk. Kendo practice was sheer hell.
I’m 36 now at a bodyweight of 162, and haven’t heard any recent complaints from Mr. Metatarsal, however I want to start putting on some more size again, and I wonder if that damned foot is going to start bitching as I get bigger. I’m taking glucosamine, which seems to keep my tendons and ligaments from aching, but what (short of surgery) would be good to do about this?
Appreciate any feedback you can offer.