No more running for now: damn, plantar fasciitis
As you might know if you follow my blog: I love running. It’s how I balance myself, it’s how I can stay relaxed in stressful situations. However, too much of anything is never good. Getting to the point:
I have plantar fasciitis.
I have it since a week now and it’s incredibly painful. I wish I would have taken it a little slow with running, because apparently there is no such thing as curing plantar fasciitis. On the other hand, you have to relax your feet, you have to treat your plantar fasciitis. Like three times a day. Otherwise you won’t heal your plantar fasciitis (maybe) forever. So I read and so I’ve been told.
Anyways, there’s not a lot I can do about it now, other than taking anti inflammatory pills and massaging my foot. Ice packs are my best friends these days. Hoping this will get better very soon.
Just some information about what plantar fasciitis is -
You now when you have plantar fasciitis when you get up in the morning and the first step you take hurts like crazy in your heel.
As for the medical explanation, I got this -
Plantar Fasciitis is a painful condition of the heel or arch, often described to feel like an ice pick in the bottom of heel during the first few steps in the morning or after periods of rest. This condition is caused by repetitive or excessive stress on the foot that results in small tears in the connective tissue (fascia) between the ball of the foot and the heel bone.
So, I might have gone to crazy with the running. I have to admit I had some very stressful weeks and exercising helped me to clear my head. Well, so much for that now.