Foot Problems

by Lizz
(Largo, FL, USA)

Years ago I was diagnosed with plantar fasciitis - I've never thought that was completely true but have never been able to truly look into it- I've also seen other small things.

I've started wanting to run, it's only been a week and I've only gone out three time. The first time I was perfectly fine, the second time I was okay until almost an hour afterwards.
This third time my foot started bothering me from step one. It eased up after about half a mile where I stopped. I continued to walk then about half an hour later I ran a mile without too much trouble.
But right at this very second my foot is aching.

My questions are: Is this safe for me to try? Or is this something where as long as I feel 'up to it' I should be alright? And is there anything I can do to prevent it from getting worse?

Thank you.

Hello Lizz,

I really can't help you on this one. I would either see a foot specialist, or look into barefoot running.

Your foot probably needs help as far as orthotics, or it needs to be strengthened slowly by doing some barefoot running.

Read "Born to Run" if you get the chance, or go see a specialist! According to my brother, plantar fasciitis is absolutely brutal. He had to totally stop running for a long period of time and get orthotics in order to start running again.

Happy Trails - Coach Tief

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