What hurts ??

Heels hurt ……..

Mundane, because no running.. took the day off to repair the broken parts. Have a sore heel on the right leg. The ‘Shoe-Dog’ gait testing mechanism at Road Runners tells me, that I put 53% weight of the body on my right leg,

Old and Newand rest on the left leg. phew!!! Anyways, the soreness in the heels is an indication that I need to change my running pairs.

Though I got a new pair of Asics, but the pain in the heels, early morning while getting out of the bed, is awful. Googled a bit, and found that it is called as Plantar Fasciitis. Plantar Fasciia is the connective tissue that runs from the heel to the base of the toes

Plantar Fasciitis, is a common form of injury among runners. It happens because of various reasons-

  1. Old pair of running shoes, without much cushion.
  2. sudden increase in mileage, leading to over stress of the legs
  3. this is related to the running form, where heels strike the ground first.
Detailed analyses, you can check out the following: http://www.sportsinjuryclinic.net/cybertherapist/front/foot/plantarfaciitis.htm
I have been rolling ICED bottle under the feet, rolling the heel, back of the heel, as much as I can. Even now, while writing this, I am massaging my foot with the ICED bottle.
I cannot cut down on running much, because of an upcoming Marathon in a month. But advice is to reduce the mileage, and work on strengthening the various machine parts.