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My Achy Breaky Feet….

September 15, 2010
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It feels like I pulled the arch muscle of my left foot. I first noticed the pain early this summer when I started wearing Crocs to work. The foot actually felt OK in Australia, only tweaking it a few times. Now that I’m walking up and down the stairs of our middle school campus, the pain is back in full force. The best way to describe it is that it’s like having a “headache in my foot.” It’s sore, and the pain kinda wears you down by the end of the day.

Did a Google search and discovered that this condition is called plantar fasciitis. No, it’s not contagious. The common causes mentioned were “age” and “weight.” Hmm….

Plantar fasciitis can be treated with ice, improved footwear (insoles,) and stretching. I was surprised about the stretching part. Isn’t my arch already torn and overstretched? I did some of the exercises and found that they actually worked. It was quite the opposite of what I wanted to do (immobilize and rest it.)

I’m gonna continue with the stretching and massages. The other option is orthopedic shoes….

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