Hope for my Heel?
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
I did just a little research online, and from what I'm reading, it appears I may have a classic case of plantar fasciitis. This is good news to me because generally conservative treatment can work quite effectively. I'll be seeing my foot doctor ASAP to see if perhaps I need an adjustment to my prescription orthotics, and I now know that icing and stretching will go a long way to reducing the pain.
The only challenge is that it also says to reduce any activity that may be exacerbating it. Does this mean no Dance Dance Revolution? or Wii fit Plus? or other Wii fitness games? I really need to find a way to take care of my heel, while still getting in at least some light exercise on my Wii.....
So, my plan for the rest of this day:
I'm going to get my back exercises in this afternoon. I'm going to go home and go through my Wii fit plus games, check out the new cardio dance workout game I haven't tried yet, and maybe I will even see if I can go buy the Just Dance game that I'd borrowed a few weeks ago. I know at least with the Just Dance 2 I can get quite a workout even WITHOUT moving my feet much, just using my arms.
I will take a minute or two to stretch my foot, and then will do just 10 minutes of SOME form of exercise (preferably cardio related). Afterwards I will ice my foot well and stay off it as much as possible the rest of the night.
So, at least I have a plan...