I agree with the previous poster, you should probably see a doctor or a physical therapist. in the meantime use ice as someone else said and add some stretching. A good stretch is the downward dog yoga pose as it really stretches your calf muscles.
If it doesn't resolve, I would see a Dr. It could be a lot of things. Walking on an injured foot can make it a lot worse. Believe me, I know. I hope you get an answer soon.
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Definitely sounds like plantar fasciitis. I've noticed that a)it shows up when I have a lot of miles on my shoes and b)when I don't stretch my calves after a run. If it really bothers me I'll roll it on a tennis ball or a frozen water bottle...works wonders!
Carolyn - wife to Chad and mom to three sons! St. Charles, IL
You may have the beginnings of a very common running injury known as plantar fasciitis. Look it up on the interwebs and see if your symptoms fit. I have been dealing with it for months now, and mine is the result of tight calves and soleus muscles. Other people have fallen arches and bad shoes. Lots of reasons for it.
Heather North Bend, WA I run because I don't have to.
I am training for my first half marathon and have been experiencing foot pain since yesterday afternoon and can't figure out what it is exactly. I'm hoping someone in this team sees this post and has experienced a similar injury before and can point me in the direction of what may have caused it and how I can treat it.
I ran 5 miles yesterday morning and don't remember having twisted or done anything in particular to my foot. During the day I gradually started to feel pain in one of my feet... almost like a foot cramp that wouldn't go away and gradually got worse. (I was wearing heels at work and haven't really worn them in a couple of weeks). I still have the pain today and it hurts when I put pressure on my foot to walk. My foot almost feels stiff and the pain is on the bottom/outer edge and my ankle feels a bit stiff. I kind of feel like I have Frankenstein foot when I walk.
Has this happened to anyone before? Do you know what caused it? What's the best way to treat it?
I'm so concerned that my half marathon training is going to be derailed :(
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