I have been dealing with a pain in my left heel for a while now, that only occurs when I get out of bed in the morning, or after I've been sitting/resting for a while and then get up to walk. After consulting my friend Mr Google, it seems I may have something called plantars faciitis. Apparently this is a common runner's ailment.
The treatment seems to be--aspirin, cut back on running or lay off altogether, and stretching. Uck.
Have any of you running bloggers out there dealt with something like this? If so, what worked for you? I saw in the latest Runner's World that there is something called Kinesio Tex Tape, that is supposed to help, but I'm not so sure. I have been trying to stretch my left heel/foot more often throughout the day, but am not sure I am stretching correctly. What stretches work the best?
I hate to cut back or stop running, but I also don't want to further aggravate an injury. Help!