I developed plantar faciitis while training for 1/2 marathon, haven't run since June, loosing my mind, I streth it, ice it, wear strech boot at night, still pain at base of the heel, has anyone had a cortisone shot for this? if so is it painful? give relief, I need to start running again, all suggestions welcomed
yes & it works for about 1-2 months depending on your activity. it is liek a knife is being stabbed into your heel but the 5 seconds of extremem pain are worth it.
this is a bandaid effect though. infared therapy i hear works. i borrowed my friends $300 hand held Nikken one.
i never get on this site as none of the blogs i write about sport training, injury prevention & core strength are connected on. just happened to pop on for the first time in months & saw this.
email me if you need more info. it is a very frustrating thing to have. it really sucks & is debilitating.
Betty, thanks for the response, the pain in my foot is just about gone, but I haven't started training again, this has been a real set back, just need to get motivated and start running, possibly start off on a treadmill. Again thanks for the response.-Regsta
I had cortisone shots for the same thing you had but it's temporary. The pain will be back I ended up having Cryo -surgery on y left foot, then I had Physical Therapy it took me a a while but I'm back running like before. It will takes time to heal but it was worth it!!! I hope that you get better!!!!!
I see that this is an older post, but I only come through this site now and then, and thought to comment anyway, fwiw.
One alternative way to deal with PF is to lose your shoes. It sounds counterintuitive, but barefoot running has allowed many former PF sufferers to not only run again, but to run with joy.
I will now go into the required disclaimers:
- read up! There are many excellent sites to give you tons of "how to begin" info. Look at the Barefoot Runners Society to start. Also, check in with Barefoot Ken Bob's and Barefoot Ted's blog sites.
- Believe what you read when you see START SLOW AND EASY. The essence of transitioning to BF running is to work with your body, and your feet are your first line of defense when it comes to self regulation. They are not trained or ready for you to jump in running at the same level you were at with shoes on. You will build up strength slowly and without problems IF you keep it easy and gentle.
I wish you luck with your running, however you carry on. If you want to try just one non-running step that will help with learning about BFrunning, read "Born to Run" by Christopher McDougal. He was moved to write it as he tried to answer the question "Why can't I run without pain?". Maybe his answers might help you. If nothing else, it's a great read in the winter when good running is hard to find.
Barefoot / Minimalist Runner
07/29/2012 Marsh Creek Raptor Run 10 Mile Trail Race
07/15/2012 Quadzilla 15K Trail Run, Trexlertown, PA 1:37 (2011, 1:49)
04/29/2012 Lehigh Valley / St. Luke's HM, 1:43:15 (2011, 1:54:20 )
03/19/2012 Kutztown Fool's Run 10 Miler, 1:18:15 (2011, 1:30:20)
02/26/2012 Ugly Mudder 7.2 Mile Trail Run, Reading, PA 1:20
11/27/2011 Dirty Bird 15K Trail Run, Birdsboro, PA 1:40
10/08/2011 Lehigh Gap Nature Center 10K Trail Run (6.38 miles), 59:20 (10/07/2012)
Started running (again) May 5, 2010