Has-Been Ironman competitor makes his was back to being fit and accomplishing lofty goals :)
Friday, February 25, 2011
Its much more clear now. After a few days of trying to self diagnose, I have finally found what the problem is - Plantar Fasciitis.
I'm stuck in a cycle of fix / break. For instance last night I thought I was cured. By the end of the day the bottom of my foot felt great, I think I could run again. Then I wake up in the morning and I'm in pain again. It takes the remainder of the day for it to stretch out and feel good again. Rinse, repeat.
I wish it was just my toe..... :(
Soooooo I'm seeing a bunch of stretches and exercises I can do to help stretch it out. Part of my problem though is when you go to sleep the feet arch curls up and begins to heal in that position. When you step out of bed, you aggravate the injury by compressing the arch and basically tearing what was repaired while you were asleep because of the position it was healing in. Endless cycle. Soooo there is some funky foot contrapation I can wear to bed to force the arch to remain while I sleep. I dunno about that one, it's pretty strange looking. Its a chunk of cash, but benefits probably cover it if I get a doctors note. Getting a doctors note will takes some time though, my doctor runs on bankers hours. Grrr.
Maybe I'll just do the exercises for now.
I need this fixed asap! At least I can still bike and swim. At least I'm past the peak of my run training too. Taper time has now turned into healing time. doh!