Monday, May 23, 2011
I Have a Sore Foot!
I have a sore foot!
I mentioned it to a couple of people and didn't think very much of it, because it sort of came and went. It's weird because it hurts more when I walk after being in bed (hmmmm bed) or sitting for a while.
That combined with a cold (boo hoo) has put me off walking lately!
This weekend it seemed to get worse, so I thought I had better get myself off to the doc.
He had me diagnosed within a minute! What a relief to know its not vascular, as I thought. But what a bloody pain.
So what is Planter Fasciitis you ask? Good question! Its an inflammation of the Planter Fascia tendon which holds your foot together from the heel to the ball that results from overpronation, tight calves and achilles or "poor foot biomechanics, age or weight gain".
The treatments are wide and varied and I am really disppointed to say that one of them is rest - disppointed because I need to start my long walks again soon...before I get too comfy in my trackie daks. I have tracked down some exercises to help make my Fascia more flexible - sounds good doesn't it and hope to be back in action in no time!
Wish me luck!