Now, to back up the story – I’ve had Plantar Fasciitis pain a couple of times in the past. Usually nothing too severe. So, I just cut back on my miles and run easy and in just a little bit it goes away.
A couple of months ago, it flared up again. A little pain on the outside of my heel. Did the usual…..ran easy, iced with my frozen Pepsi bottle and used my little Plantar Fasciitis Exerciser. Stopped wearing flip flops – which is a definite “no no” if you are dealing with heel pain. It eased up – and was almost gone.
Until today! I could barely make it through 2 miles. The pain has moved to the inside of my heel and arch. Yep, full blown Plantar Fasciitis has struck again. Walking was even painful.
I’m really not sure why it has come back with a vengeance. The only thing that I can think of is my 4 mile super hill run of Tuesday. But, I ran the rest of the week without pain – so who knows.
Back to icing and even went out and bought a pair of Dr. Scholl’s Pro Pain Relief Orthotics. According to the package:
- Immediate and all-day heel pain relief
- Clinically proven to relieve heel pain, including pain from plantar fasciitis and heel spurs
- Fully supportive arch helps reduce stress on the foot
I do seem to be walking better. The test will be in the morning when I go for a run. Will do it nice and easy – probably on the treadmill to prevent too much pounding.
If these little gizmo’s work – I’ll buy a couple more pair and keep in my running shoes.
Now, the main problem is I have a half-marathon coming up on the 20th. I had hoped to do my last 13 miler on Wednesday. But, it may have to wait – or not even happen at all. I guess that I’ll just look at it as tapering. :-)
Nothing frustrates a runner more than having pain or an injury. (Right now, I refuse to call this an injury – it’s just a pain!). That’s why I always try to run smart. But, sometimes, our body just wants a break. So, I’ll listen and give mine a few days to get it’s act back together!
How about you? How have you handled any little glitches that have come up with your running?