I have plantar fasciitus. And I’ve had it for a good year or so, but I’m finally ready to get serious about treating it because it hurts and leaves me screaming after runs like a banshee from Celtic hell.
It’s in my left foot, as it always has been. I’ve had this before. The first time was back in college. I recall the athletic trainer prescribing me muscle relaxers. Someone less official advised me to buy a new pair of shoes. The shoes remedied my plantar fasciitus – which I get because my left foot over pronates. The muscle relaxers – after washing them down with beer – left me in a state of extremely relaxed inhibitions. Thankfully this was before everyone carried a camera phone in their pocket connected to YouTube.
Technically I’ve been treating this for several months, just not effectively. I’ve read up on it and am doing the following. I bought new inserts and am trying to wear them as much as possible. I’ve added inserts to my house slippers and am considering simply trashing my Crocs. Crocs are crap. I am also performing toe curls, wherein I curl my toes to the point of cramping my foot, and then release. I perform about 20 reps. I plan to start doing arch stretches as well.
I want to work through this because I don’t want to lose my fitness level. But also, I don’t think simply taking time off from working out helps unless I do these other actions of stretches and wearing proper arch support. Wish me luck.