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Stupid heel injury

Thursday, October 04, 2012

Little rant and complaining here, you probably want to stop reading now.

I don't even know what I did. Its not my achilies tendon that hurts, but a point right on my heel that is just enough to be a nuisance whenever I'm walking. Just enough to notice it. If I pull on the top of my foot (seated, like to stretch the hamstrings) it explodes in pain. I tried to do a calf exercises in the weight room before I thought I'd injured it, and once the weight was all the way back it just killed.

That being said, those are the only two things that hurt it. I can squat and deadlift with no troubles. It hasn't bothered me once in jiu jitsu, except for the one opening stretch. Taking time off of lifting and rolling won't help it heal I don't think.

Seems the only thing this is stopping is me from running. I haven't tried yet, but I don't want this to last longer. I'd love to be able to go on a 6+ mile run Saturday afternoons to offset the damage from the eating out I almost feel obligated to do to have a social life. Never thought I'd be missing running of all things.
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    How's everything feeling now? I hope you're better! emoticon
    1800 days ago
    I am not a doctor, fitness trainer, etc. In fact, I am not remotely qualified to give advice. With that out of the way, your heel pain sounds like the plantar fasciitis I had a couple of years ago. I injured mine running through an airport wearing shoes that were little better than slippers - they had absolutely no support (I'll never do that again). Anyway, here's the info from the webmd site. It took maybe two months for my heel to heal completely. If you're still having pain, you might want to check it out. If it's all better now, just ignore.
    1802 days ago
    If it doesn't get better soon by RICE ing it, you better have it checked out. I have had both Plantar Facious(sp) and a torn Achilles tendon. Both take a very long time to heal.
    1817 days ago
    That sucks about not being able to run, but better to take it easy than risk further injuring it and being out of commission for awhile. I don' know much about muscles etc., so I can't really give you and insight there.
    And I totally understand the new love for running- if you had told my mom a year ago that I could run 5 miles (or even 1 mile...), she would probably spit coffee out of her nose laughing at you! I always feel so accomplished when I run, and I love being able to see and feel the progress I've made when I run.
    I hope your heel gets back to normal soon!

    1817 days ago
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