So I've been off running and all high impact exercise for over 4 weeks which to say has been frustrating would be a gross understatement. Its meant I've not been able to run, no badminton, no zumba classes, no synergy 360 Circuits. I've had 4 sessions with Sports Physio and loads of rest. So on Friday yippee I got the all clear I could run again. So off I went on Sunday for an easy run which I interspersed with a few short walking sessions. All was great, no after pain at all. Then this morning I woke to the same old heal pain, which I did extra stretches to try and clear. I had a low impact aerobics class booked and Aqua Gym followed an hour later. My heel pain continued for a lot of my LI class. I had coffee and did some more stretches. Followed was my Aqua Gym, I swithered if I should do it and decided I would. I had a word with the instructor and it would be OK for me to duck under the rope and just swim at any time if the pain got worse. All options covered so off I went. Within 5 minutes in the water my pain had gone and its now 8.30pm and my foot is still OK.
I'm puzzled by this condition, it leaves you with no idea when its going to flare!! It leaves you with no idea when to rest or when to push through the pain!! I am aware that when I have the pain I've a tendency to change my gait and walk on the outer edge of my foot which could lead to serious consequences.
So fellow runners my tale of woe continues so if there is anyone on here that can give any suggestions or advice I will be happy to take on board.
I will try and run again on Wednesday which will give me an extra rest day, who knows what will happen then!!