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Oh the misery :S

So I now haven't been able to run since last Sunday when I did a 10k race.

I think the problem is that I normally run off road and the race I did was a road race.

I think I've developed plantar facitiis as the pain is in the very bottom of my heal.

I've been trying to keep off it but had to do a lot of walking for work today and was limping again by this evening.

I think I'm going to go to the doctors tomorrow and see what they say.

Although I will find it amusing to tell them how I did it as last time I was there I got told I was obese and needed to loose some weight which is the boot up the arse I needed to get into running in the first place!

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Oh no! Have to sympathise with you as I've had planter fasciitis too. It happened to me when I was heavily ( and I mean heavily as in 7 stone heavier!) pregnant! Is it sore when you get up in the morning and put your foot on the floor? Mines was in the arch of my foot and I was given exercises to help. However, what worked for me was a special boot that I bought and wore to bed. It keeps your foot in a flexed position all night therefor stretching. After a few nights wearing it the pain had gone! I still use it now and again if I feel the slight niggle of pain.

Hope it heals up quickly for you.


Poor you, hope you recover soon. You won't lose condition very fast if you are running 10Ks, so do take some time to rest properly ;-)


Just been to the doctors today and she thinks it plantar faciitis as well.

Thanks for the advice about the boot lesham ill look into that.


I had trouble with the dreaded PF for almost a year, didn't know what it was for ages, so I tried to take any pressure of the tendons when in fact I should have been stretching them. Found a stretch where you stand with the front half of you foot on a curb or step and then slowly lower your heels to the ground (gets even harder when leaning forward). Within a couple of weeks all my PF symptoms had disappeared after getting worse and worse over months - no more yelping when trying to put my foot down in the morning, it's such a good feeling! :-) Funnily enough, it never bothered me when running and I only took up running, because a lot of the advice on PF said to wear cushioned trainers. Then, when I got the trainers, I felt it would be a waste to just wear them for walking and so started C25K! :-)


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