So ... here's me:
Over the summer I've taken up running... I ran a couple 5k's:
I've continued to run and have 2 more 5k's coming up (Halloween and Thanksgiving).
In the process of this I obviously go for runs... well, one run was just too much.
Afterwards I was in quite a bit of pain... in my left heel area. I automatically assume Planters Fasciitis and think great... all this training and commitment and this is what I get. To be honest I worry about getting PF quite often, my mom and my brother both have it and it seems to be the common ailment for people these days.
I decide to wait a week and see if the pain goes away on it's own. It doesn't. Steve told me I need to go in.
I couldn't even walk up or down the stairs like a normal person.
So I go in.
I'm diagnosed with Posterior Tibial Tendonitis - yay.
There are 2 ways of dealing with this:
1. Custom Orthotic Inserts (longer healing time)
2. Walking boot (faster healing time)
I'm leaving for NYC in like a week... I opt for the boot. Essentially it immobilizes the tendon so it doesn't move at all, allowing it to heal. I have the orthotics on order anyhow, as the doc suggested wearing them when I run, and I will likely take them to NYC with me. But until the morning I leave to get on that plane... I'm in a boot!
That's all. Just wanted to share.