Plantar Fasciitis = Pain + Frustration :(
Friday, December 17, 2010
I am so excited to be on the right track and making tangible progress on the scale, on the tape, physically, emotionally.... it's wonderful. I've been doing 20 min circuit training and walking roughly 15 miles/week on my treadmill.
Sadly, I'm now almost 100% certain that I have plantar fasciitis in at least my right foot and it is SO frustrating!! I think it's because I've been wearing shoes that are getting pretty old for putting that kind of weekly mileage on them. I have had it before several years ago, also because of shoes, and there was a NP at the doctor's office that said I had to quit running for 3 months and that shattered my progress and momentum at that time. I'm NOT doing that again. I've got to keep plugging. Also, I'm not running this time... I'm walking. It's so painful, especially in the morning right out of bed. I have to hobble to the bathroom.
I just got new shoes for meeting my first weight loss goal, but maybe I should have gotten them sooner and chosen a different reward... *sigh*.
Does anyone have any suggestions for the *best* treatment for this? Or how easy I should go on my foot and for how long? I really really don't want to slow down. If you're a doctor or physical therapist, etc. that would be great...