Thursday, April 8, 2010

My Bubble: Heel Spurs????

Medically it's termed as "plantar fasciitis" or commonly called "heel spur". I have definitely developed this problem and it is such a damper not only in my running but my daily activities. The problem with "heel spur" is that the pain could be quite unbearable at times and miserable.

What's funny is I'm not even an avid runner.  Unlike hubby, he trains and trains to run in the marathons ... it would certainly be expected that he suffers from heel pain.  But ME?!!  A calefare runner.

For now, I'm cutting back on my running for a while ... at least until the pain lessens.  However, that doesn't mean I'm going to sit on my laurels doing nothing!  I'll just have to hit the gym instead ... been missing that for the past 2 weeks now.  Now, I've gained 1.5kgs ... that's NO GOOD NO GOOD!!!

Thought is the sculptor who can create the person you want to be.

7 Bubbles:

I asked my hubby what is plantar fasciities, he told me that you might want to consider getting shoes that have more support.

We both run between 4 to 7 km everyday or at least once every alternate day.

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Thanks for the advice Ai Shiang.

My hubby said the same thing but it was actually my own fault. Instead of getting trainers with more cushioning, I went against hubby's advice and got a racer (Adizero) because they are so much lighter.


i bet its super painful. i envy u ladies, i always dreamed of running/jogging but i cant, is it something you can train to be?

It seems any condition that starts with the word "plantar" is painful! I hope it clears up without requiring surgery.

Hi Lily, running is relatively simple. Anyone can do it, so there's no need to train to be a runner. You just need to believe in yourself and the determination to build your stamina and endurance. Initially tough but gradually you'll go the distance. Perseverance is the word.

Take it from me, I used to hate running and couldn't run for more than 15 mins. Today, though I wish could run a half-marathon, I'm happy just able to complete 10-12km. It keeps my diabetes in check.

Me too, RicAdeMus. I hope it clears soon coz I don't want to loose my stamina if I stop too long from running. Sigh ... should have stuck to trainers instead of racers.