Hey /fit/ I need some guidance. Every time I run/bike/whatever, the arch in my left foot (and to a lesser extent the right) feels like it's going to explode. It seems like plantar fasciitis. Once I get done with my run though it goes away incredibly fast. To the point where rolling it out didn't even seem to make sense because it's fine before I even get home.
Do I just grit my teeth and keep running in hopes that it'll eventually stop hurting? Or is there something I can do to help it along?
Be careful senpai or you'll end up with other foot issues. I used to get constant shin splints, pains in my sole and arch. I ignored for a long time then I got extensor tendonitis. I'd go to lifting and cut down cardio to a bare minimum for a while.
Nothing I can really do to help it along though? Stretching doesn't seem to have really gotten me anywhere.
Far left of pic related is definitely the issue. Was there additional information tucked away somewhere on this site? I tried clicking around a bit and couldn't really find anything.
Pain means something is wrong. Never try to fight through it unless you have talked to your doctor and he/she has specifically said to do so, which they would likely never say. Get checked on at a sports clinic or some shit.
The only thing you can do is let it heal. Trust me when I say it's better to do it now. I've had extensor tendonitis for months on end. I can barely manage two cycle sessions a week.
Icing your foot, using ibuprofen (800mg max dose) is the only thing you can to reduce swelling in the short term.
You have seriously flat feet, anon. What kind of shoes do you run with? Iv'e had this same problem for 3 years now since ive been running, so i may be of some help. First off, go to a running store to buy shoes, not just some clothing or sporting goods store, and have a salesman select a few options for you. Look around for a reliable store that's reccomended by others and won't rip you off.
Keep track of how many miles you run with the shoes, and replace them about every 200-300 miles, or whenever you start feeling more pain than after a usual run.
Also, don't run on concrete/pavement/asphalt for long periods of time if you have foot problems. Try to keep these kinds of runs to at most 15-20% of your weekly milage. Instead, find some nice parks with some dirt trails near you, and run there instead. Not only is it easier on the feet, but trail running is way more serene and can help relieve stress.
Also, taking a cold bath after a hard run helps alot. Not icy, just like faucet cold.
Literally everyone who runs expiriences some form of foot/ankle/leg problems, it's just about knowing how to fix it