Heel injury? WTF?

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    Sep 12, 2008 8:23 PM GMT
    Hey guys, I was just getting all stretched and ready to head to the gym a minute ago when I arched my foot back and noticed a really searing tight feeling wrapping up the back of my heel. I figure it's gotta be something tendon-related, but anyone have a more specific idea of what's going on? I haven't lifted or done legwork in a good week and a half because I've been on vacation, but I still ran every few days and was out and about hiking and stuff.

    What the hell did I do to myself? It's mildly annoying.
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    Sep 12, 2008 11:39 PM GMT
    Sounds like it might be a condition called plantar fasciites. Classic symptom would be that it really bothers you when you first get out of bed in the morning, gets a little better as you engage it throughout the day, but than more painful towards the end of the day.
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    Sep 12, 2008 11:43 PM GMT
    FtLaudJock saidSounds like it might be a condition called plantar fasciites. Classic symptom would be that it really bothers you when you first get out of bed in the morning, gets a little better as you engage it throughout the day, but than more painful towards the end of the day.

    Oh my!....do you make house calls? ...I have a sore sartorius muscle that needs massaging. but I would be really glad to have your second opinion .... icon_lol.gif
  • auryn

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    Sep 13, 2008 3:10 AM GMT
    Caslon, has anyone ever told you that you're a dirty old man? I, of course, mean that in the nicest possible way. icon_wink.gif

    zdrew,

    Go get it checked if the problem persists. Perhaps you just stretched in a way that your body didn't agree with, and due to other exertions, it told you so. Since FtLaudJock brought up the possibility of plantar fasciitis, monitor how things feel over the next few days. Don't over stretch right now and if you wake up and feel pain in the mornings, then consider getting treatment for that ailment.

    Or, just go and invest in some quality foot massages and soak your feet. Hard to know what's up without a diagnosis, but make sure you take it easy on the hiking and such this weekend. You don't want to exacerbate the issue with further microtears.

    Nice pic of you and your guy, btw.
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    Sep 13, 2008 3:04 PM GMT
    I'm not a podiatrist, but that totally sounds like plantar fasciitis to me. I know that some people get relief with custom orthotics from a doctor.