It looks like I am the latest victim of the evil PF monster.
This is new to me.
Years ago I had IT band issues, and figured out how to beat those. Last summer I strained my calf in a jellyfish sting incident, and I rested and iced my way to recovery. I've had more than my fair share of blisters, and I've lost toenails. But plantar fasciitis has never been in my personal injury vocabulary... until now.
At this point it's not debilitating, just annoying. But I'm starting to notice aches in my hip and calf, which are telltale signs that my sore foot is mucking up my stride.
Podiatry Today notes that:
"Treating plantar fasciitis is challenging for any patient but it is much more difficult in the running population due mainly to the runner not wanting to take any time off from running."Go figure.
But, I'd rather nip this in the bud before it gets worse, so...
... as much as it pains me to type these words: I'm going to cut back on running for the next couple of weeks, ice my instep, and massage the sore spot with a tennis ball.
|Meet Tennie, my new training partner|
Any other recommendations would be warmly welcomed!
(In the meantime, I guess it's a good thing I've got the New 2 U Cross Training Challenge to keep me distracted.)
Have you ever dealt with plantar fasciitis or similar injury?
What are your recovery secrets?