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Foot hurts...freaking out....

rocknrollgirl2010-05-02 04:08:09 +0000 #1
Holy Cow...please not an "itis" three weeks before the race.

I have a ache in my right heel. I am freaked out that it is the start of that plantar facia thing. I just got new shoes, so perhaps running in the old ones was the problem.

Why now....I was progressing so nicely.

GRRRHHHH.......
makbike2010-05-02 04:18:03 +0000 #2
You might try freezing a bottle filled 3/4 with water. Once frozen place the bottle on the floor and roll your sore foot back and forth on it. If you are not stretching your calf muscles you might add this into your route. Finally, don't walk around without shoes on your feet. Keep a pair of shoes next to your bed so that you can slip your feet into them when you get up to start your day.

Hope this helps and hope your foot heals quickly.
tattiefritter2010-05-02 04:17:03 +0000 #3
oh no! I can get heel pain if my calves are particularly tight (my calves are always tight) so I stretch them lots and lots. I have been doing 20 minutes of yoga stretching most nights after I run at lunchtime as since starting my yoga class I've realised how tight I am and I now notice it more. I also use superfeet insoles in all my shoes, green for normal shoes and blue for running, however I'm not sure I'd recommend making such a big change to your feet so close to a race as it took me a while to get used to them.
KSH2010-05-02 05:25:19 +0000 #4
Don't freak out. It might be something very minor.

Take a couple of rest days and then if it feels better, get back to the miles.

I know for me, I always have some odd pain going on in my lower legs.

One time, I ran 5 miles and afterwards I had this horrible pain in my achilles. I went to ride 30 miles and I could barely press on the pedal.

I rested one or two days... and it was gone, never to return.

Another time, when I was cycling, about 25 miles into a ride, I got this accute pain in my left knee. It hurt to pedal. I took 2 Advil, and poof! the pain was gone 15 minutes later.

Moral of the story: Sometimes we just get these odd pains. Back off and rest, and it will probably work itself out.

Good luck!
Wahine2010-05-02 05:54:33 +0000 #5
First and foremost... don't panic. It's likely just the change of shoes. You probably waited to long to change and now you'll have to adjust a bit. Try the water bottle thing suggested above and the calf stretches.

I'll try to find some other stuff for you today when I have time and if my internet is working at work.

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