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Thankyou so much for the advice....
The video was great and I was surprised to find a few tight spots as I did the auto massage on my leg...so will keep working at that for a while....
Meanwhile I am going to look up a good podologist... I'm not sure we have a runner/pod because where I live and frankly with my last minor injury (an inflamed rib that probably resulted after a bad cold) I went to this orthopedist, and he just said I ought to quit running cause it's bad on my joints....Never going back there again!!!
Maybe I should have done this earlier but it doesn't hurt very much and I do feel that over the past 2 weeks I have improved....my concern is that I don't address it properly and it brings me problems further up the line....I have been running completely pain free for over 4 years now so I really want to make sure that I don't do anything stupid and end up having to take a long break....
Will get back with diagnosis and advice.
Once again, thankyou so much for everything
If you do indeed have PF, I've found working on the trigger points in your calves is very beneficial. I ended up with a mild case and working on my calves really helped (and still does help). Here's a video that explains it:
And the article:
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Unfortunately none of us are in a position to diagnose an injury but what you are describing does sound like Plantar Fasciitis. The deal with PF is that the treatment varies as widely as the symptoms. I would recommend that you see a sports podiatrist (foot doc who works with runners) and see if he/she can recommend some treatment advice. Many times injuries just require some time off and rest, but with your race so closs, you may not have time to wait.
Take care and here's to a speedy recovery!
I am currently training for my 2nd 1/2 marathon and have developed a strange ache in my foot that I am unsure about.
3 weeks ago I went on a short 1 week vacation to Barcelona. That week was meant to be a week of less running (W9 in training) and we were so tired of walking and standing visitng new places (10+ hours a day that we ended up not running at all.
I did all the walking with my new pair of running shoes (Asics Gel Nimbus 13) thinking that it would be a great way to break them in...
Of course everyday by the end of the day our legas and feet ached but I thought it was normal because of all the walking.
However, once I got back home I went for a short run and felt an ache in the bottom of my foot located just a little in front of the heel and before the arch.
Looking at my foot I saw that it was alittle swollen.
Because I felt the pain when I walked especially after I was inactive for a while and as I tried a few steps I decided to back away from running....googled and came across "plantar fascitis" did ICE, used medicated patches, and have been getting regular massages....
2 weeks later I feel that the pain is better and foot is no longer swollen but it is still there and I am afraid to start running again and make it worse.
I have been biking a little instead but this not running is killing me and I am concerned that I won't make my 1/2 marathon on the 30.09.2012.
Any advice or recomendations?