Last weekend we tackled raking our backyard. Innocent enough, right? That isn't exercise...really. Well, after raking, hauling tarps of leavings up hill and on lumpy grass, my heel was killing. I had been feeling great the few days before (really starting like I was getting somewhere in the recovery dept) and suddenly I was back to feeling like I'd run 5 miles the day before (would have loved to have actually done that).
This whole week has just been a huge step backward. Walking at work has hurt more than usual.
Tuesday's spinning class hurt when I stood got out of the saddle (which I did modify btw). grumble grumble grumble.
As for treatment, my PT left a message w/ my dr. about getting a script for the iontophoresis. Which according to the mayoclinic.com "Iontophoresis, in which a corticosteroid solution is applied to the skin over the painful area and the medication is absorbed with the aid of a nonpainful electric current". I really hope I can try this since foolishly I looked up on youtube cortisone shot for plantar fasciitis. Holy crap- I really don't want it now. I didn't realize, it's not a normal shot. 1. needle is huge, 2. they move it around while it's in your heel, 3. it hurts like hell (at least for the girl who recorded herself getting one) I won't post the video since I can't watch it again. Anyone have experience with a cortisone shot?
Let's hope next week is better! Off to stretch! (and unfortunately rake the front yard- as least there are less leaves!)