Plantar fasciitis is really a horrible thing to endure. This post covers the basics and is helpful! Rest is the thing that has helped me most but my half marathon training has suffered!
Blergh. I’ve got stupid plantar fasciitis. This is my second or third bout with this all-too-common malady. Basically, it just means heel pain. If you’ve experienced it, which I imagine the majority of you runners have at some point, you know what a pain in the heel it can be.
Anyway, here are some things I’ve found that help. Perhaps they’ll help you, too:
- Stretch. Stretch your calves. Often. And then do it some more. Don’t forget to turn your foot different angles as you stretch to work out different muscles.
- Ice. Stick your foot in a bucket of ice. Tie ice to your foot. Roll a frozen bottle of water around with your foot. Whatever works for you.
- Massage. If you have access to a masseuse, it’s well worth it. It’ll hurt like hell while the actual massage is taking place, but I swear it’ll feel better later. At…
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