About a year ago I was doing C25K and was running during week 5 when I felt a really bad pain in my left foot. I rested for a couple of days but it wasn't getting better and I went to my GP who diagnosed Plantar Fasciitis. I was given some foot exercises to do which didn't help, tried insoles, special socks and was even sent to hospital for an X-Ray to eliminate other causes. By August after months in pain and absolutely fed up I was given a steroid injection in my heel which helped for a week or two before the pain came back, I was then given a second injection in September and was told surgery would be the next step. Then suddenly it eased off and by October I was virtually pain free.
Ever since then my thoughts have been getting back to C25K as I really enjoyed it up until my injury, I decided to leave it through the winter months but now the weather is better and the days are longer I really want to start again this weekend, however I'm terrified of hurting my foot again, I don't think I could stand another six months with pain like that.
Has anyone on here managed to get back into running after Plantar Fasciitis? I've read plenty of things online about stretching the foot after running and some people even continue to run whilst they have the condition.
I guess I'm after any personal stories, help and/or advice that has helped people on here.
Thanks a lot for reading.