A month or so ago, I had bad pain in my heels when I got out of bed. It got better as the day went on, but the pain continued the following mornings.
After a little research, I found that I had a symptom of Plantar Fasciitis, which occurs when the thick band of tissue on the bottom of the foot is overstretched or overused.
It was uncomfortable, but I was dealing with it. It’s something that happens to lots of runners, and I found that it most often affects active men ages 40 – 70. Nice – I am 41. Welcome to being old.
Last Thursday, I went to a conference, and as I was walking around, I had some pain. I chalked it up to a sore foot from pivoting around as I coached 5-year-olds in soccer the night before.
But it got worse fast. I felt like I was going to drop to the floor with this feeling like nails were being driven into my left heel.
It was so bad that I went home.
I tried to power through it with Advil, but finally went to the doctor today and got the official word that it’s a textbook case of Plantar Fasciitis.
Fortunately, there are some pretty cheap remedies that should work (I hope!).
Also, I need to stop running for a while. Looks like I’ll be walking and biking when I can diminish the pain a bit.