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Even running pros get Plantar Fasciitis

Posted Mar 09 2012 11:02am

I know I’ve mentioned it before but plantar fasciitis is awful. When you wake up in the morning and put your feet on the ground the pain is excruciating. For a streak joggler like me, it’s enough to make me consider ending the streak. Hopefully, I won’t have to.

Anyway, Joe Salter pointed me to this Runner’s World article that demonstrates that even the pros get PF. It is not just runners who are getting old or haven’t trained properly. Ryan Hall, the best marathon runner in the US, has reported that he has been suffering from plantar fasciitis since finishing the Chicago marathon (just like me). He tried to rest for three weeks but it didn’t get rid of his problem.

The most encouraging things to me about this story is…

Plantar Fasciitis will not lead to future injury
It can be cured without surgery
It takes a while to go away (even if you’re a pro)

Since I’ve been joggling in Florida this month, I’ve spent a lot of time joggling on trails and beaches. This has seemed to help my foot feel better. I still have the PF pain as I experienced it this morning, but maybe, just maybe it is getting better.

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