November 5, 2010

Taking Time Off - Plantar Fasciitis

For a very long time I have been dealing with what I am assuming is plantar fasciitis. When I say a long time I really mean almost 2 years. By dealing with it I really mean ignoring it. I have stopped running for about a month, in the past, to try and get it to heal but that did not work and it was probablly because the shoes I was wearing were sandels and basically they were like wearing no shoes at all.

Now I am going to get more serious about it. I am going to stop running for a month and I have not run in about 12 days. I am stretching my heel and icing it at night. I have also noticed that waitressing is not helping and in fact on the days I waitress it bothers me a lot during the day. But since we really need the money I cannot stop waitessing. If resting my foot by not running, icing and stretching do not help I think I will have to go see a doctor and get serious about this.

Let's hope that a month of rest, ice and stretching will help it go away.


Melissa said...

I hope you feel better soon! Take care of it though. I work with a guy who kept pushing and ended up on rest for 6 months!

funderson said...

That stinks! I hope it goes away FAST!

GreenStyleMom said...

That's no fun. My sister deals with the same issue. She showed me the stretch that works best for her. I'll have to ask her to show me again.