6 July 2015

Sore heel

I've had a sore heel for a couple of months now. It flares up every time I go skating, to the point where I can't walk - like right now. At first I thought it was bruised, so I waited for it to go away, but it didn't. So I went to the doctors and they told me it is a thing called plantar fasciitis, or jogger's heel. The treatment is to massage it a lot and take it easy, which I did for a couple of weeks and thought was working, so I went skating today, and now I can't walk.
Jesus, it hurts. It feels like it's broken, but the doctor was pretty sure it's this plantar fascist thing. It will start feeling better again tomorrow, then it will gradually fade away until I'll think it will be fine to go skating again next weekend. But I wanted to put this up so I'll remember not to skate again, not until I get this sorted out. Bastard.
Here's a clip we filmed yesterday with Sam, Tom, me, French and Alex in it.

It's not as if I bang my heel or anything; it just gets sore from rolling around, probably from the action of pushing. This is especially shit because it means I shouldn't even just go out and film, because that will be just as bad. I realise this is boring.


Anonymous said...

hey homie, I got this too, and I fixed it by stretching alot more than I ever did (which was never) and massaging the area alot (quite painful to dig in there, but it will fix it) I had it for about 6 months and this fixed it (but its hella sore to walk on when it does hurt ay)

Max said...

Thanks, did you skate in that six months or stay off it the whole time?

Anonymous said...

I kept skating mate, it would hurt alot at the end, but just stretch during the session, then have a hot shower, rub and stretch and you should be good.. the joys of getting old!

Andrew Parker said...

Hi Max, that is a killer. I suppose they are all different, but I had it for ages and saw somewhere on the web about a specific stretch and it worked fairly quickly for me.

I would kneel on the ground and then rather than having the top of my foot on the ground I tucked the toes under, almost as if you are on your tippy toes.

If you're tight in the quads, you'll feel it, but see if you can almost sit back on to the top of the heel of your foot. It will stretch right through the foot and specifically the plantar facia.

Like this essentially (see first picture)


Anyway, good luck and hope you're back in action with no pain soon.

Max said...

Thanks Andrew, that's a good one!