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....
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:
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.
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?
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