I have a 10KM race coming up in a few weeks with Madge and Ancient Mum, so, I went out last weekend to see if I can still run a non-stop 10 KM ( haven't done that in so long) I can, but a while after I developed a bruised feeling in my heel. I asked Dr Google, it would appear to be Plantar Fasciitis, fits all the symptoms etc.
So, I followed all the advice, ice pack, Ibuprofen, heel drops and calf raises, stretching with a resistance band, rolling with a rolling pin etc.
Four days rest and I went out for a gentle run, 5 KM stop/start to see "The Festival of Light" that's on in Cambridge. Very slow, as the city centre was packed. Half an hour after I finished, my foot was so painful I couldn't put any weight on it at all.
My question is this - Google says it isn't necessary to stop running, only reduce mileage. My experience doesn't bear that out...what should I do? Rest completely? Walk? Walk/run? See a doctor? MY Husband had PF a couple of years ago, he just got an exercise sheet, I'm already doing that. I can't afford any private therapists...