I've been training consistently for an upcoming marathon this fall and just started having heel pain after my runs ....i've googled heel pain in runners and looks like i might have plantar fascitiis
Wondering if anyone has suffered with this and what does this mean for my race?
I have gone through PF 4 times during my triathlon career. The first two times I was able to run through it (low mileage) and it went away in about three weeks. The third time, I was training for a marathon With higher mileage, had to bag the marathon and tak 6 to x weeks completely off running for it to heal.Currently I am training for an I'm - next weekend at IMWI - and have been battling PF for the last 6 weeks. It is painful at times during the day and for the furst few kms of every run. I was been seeing a PT to help me keep running, and I think that has been invaluable. My advise would be to see a medical professional (one who understands running) and see if they think you will be able to keep running through. After next Sunday, I plan to take a break from running to let my foot heal properly.
I too have suffered from plantar fasciitis in both feet. First my left and then my right. I have found a fewof things that work great.
1. Do the stretching routines that you can find on the web, the are many sites describing all the different stretches. Make sure to ice when you are done as well.
2. I use this ball while sitting at my desk at work. I roll my foot on the ball a couple of times a day and then apply an ice pack for 10 minutes. The massaging of the ball helps increase blood flow to the muscle which speeds healing.