Sore foot Sunday

Community Leader
Registered: 04-07-2008
Sore foot Sunday
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Sun, 12-01-2013 - 12:57pm

Ugg! I ran 4 miles this morning and my foot is sore. I don't think I am ready to get back to jogging. I am going to give it a little more time. I may have to break down and got to the doctor. I had some heel pain when I first started but it felt like I was able to work it out and had a couple of good miles when it hit me hard again. I think I'll stick to some weight lifting for this week. 

We are having spring like weather right now but it is all supposed to change drastically next week. 

How as everyone's Thanksgiving? 

Karla
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WALKING
EXERCISE and HEALTHY LIVING

Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Mon, 12-02-2013 - 8:37pm

I would not just add a heel insert w/out having someone see if you need one. Maybe you could go back to the running store and talk to them. Making a conscious effort to mid or toe strike would be really helpful for running and so much gentler on your body!






Community Leader
Registered: 04-07-2008
Mon, 12-02-2013 - 5:47pm

Jean, I have had my gait analyzed (overpronator) and I have stability shoes (both Asics GT-2000 and Brooks Adrenaline GTS 13). I do tend to strike at the heel if I am not consciously thinking about it. 

I have been doing the ice rolling and wondered if a heel insert for a few days might help. I am leary of trying to do too much but might give it a try. 

Karla
Community Leader
WALKING
EXERCISE and HEALTHY LIVING

Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Mon, 12-02-2013 - 2:26pm

I agree w/ GR--it sounds like the reverse because it feels worst after activity. I'd keep an eye on it, ice (frozen water bottle works great to roll at the bottom of the foot). If it doesn't get better, you might see a podiatrist. An orthotic could work wonders. Have you had your running gait analyzed to make sure you're wearing the right shoe? Also, when you run, are you striking at the heel? You should strike at the ball of the food or mid strike but not the heel.






iVillage Member
Registered: 03-15-2004
Mon, 12-02-2013 - 11:59am

That does not sound like PF to me.  I would guess a sprain or a stretched ligament/tendon. 

Community Leader
Registered: 04-07-2008
Mon, 12-02-2013 - 9:26am

Jean, I was looking at the symptoms of plantar faciitis and I do have a few of the symptoms but not sure that is what I am dealing with. Do you just suddenly notice it? The pain is in the back of my heel and I have a sore swollen spot on the inside under my ankle bone toward my heel. It feels best when I first get up in the morning after being off of it all night. I am thinking my heel may have slid one way as my body was going the other when I stepped off the curb. I felt like a burning sting in the back of my foot and it progressively got worse. 

How is plantar faciitis treated and how long does it take to heal? 

Karla
Community Leader
WALKING
EXERCISE and HEALTHY LIVING

Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Mon, 12-02-2013 - 7:10am

Is this the pain from falling before, or something that you've always had? I wonder if it could be plantar faciitis.  It's common in runners.  Pain along the bottom of the foot, often around the heel.  Really hurts when you walk when cold, eg out of bed.