I broke down today, and got an X-ray and doctor’s opinion. She thinks that the most likely diagnosis is plantar fasciitis, though it could also be a bruise.
From WebMD: Plantar fasciitis (say “PLAN-ter fash-ee-EYE-tus”) is the most common cause of heel pain. The plantar fascia is the flat band of tissue (ligament) that connects your heel bone to your toes. It supports the arch of your foot. If you strain your plantar fascia, it gets weak, swollen, and irritated (inflamed). Then your heel or the bottom of your foot hurts when you stand or walk.
I HAVE had charlie horses in my arches; but this pain had an obvious cause. Anyway, I am not pain free, but will get back on the AT rather than go stir crazy!
Good Luck Alan! You can do it! And Thank you for serving our country.
Look at exercises too….in my prayers for healing and rest…..
Give me a call Allen, I believe I can help you both in healing and not have this happen again! !!ASAP!!
Call me, I believe I can help you both heal and improve your gait! ASAP !
u are so strong. U make it. I’m exited for the 26th of June. Looser of the soccer game pays the beer;-)
Hear from u …
Testing gel sole tomorrow. Walking 780-800. Let you know how it works!