Fighting the good fight against plantar fasciitis

Recently purchased a Strassburg Sock at my local Runner’s Room store, but you can purchase right from their site- http://www.thesock.com. It’s definitely a must try! Only a few nights of wearing it and the pain is down 85% at least! No pain medication or smelling creams. Wear it while you sleep or rest. Awkward looking contraption but it makes those first few unbearable steps in the morning– that much more bearable..! Best part is I’ve been able to go the last two days (all day), with minimal pain! 🙂

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During my Detroit Marathon week seven training recap, I mentioned that I’ve been dealing with a case of plantar fasciitis. Plantar-huh, you say?

Here’s what it is

Unless you’ve been plagued by it (and in that case you know all too well), plantar fasciitis (or fasciosis, as some say) reveals itself as heel pain. Technically, it’s been described as an inflammation (hence “itis”) of the plantar fascia, which is the flat band of tissue (ligament) that connects your heel bone to your toes.

Non-technically speaking? It sucks.

The most common symptom is a very painful first few steps out of bed in the morning. Once the foot warms up, the pain subsides, only to rear its ugly head again after long periods of standing or after getting up from a seated position.

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How’d it happen? I can’t pinpoint a specific incident, just that it…

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