Went to the doctor this afternoon to get my arch pain looked into because it hasn’t gone away since it started bothering me during Damage Control (which didn’t cause the fasciitis, just revealed it).
She diagnosed it as plantar fasciitis, with the only symptom inconsistent with plantar fasciitis being that it hurts more at the end of the day than at the beginning.
I’m supposed to wear shoes and socks all the time, even around the house. She said not to go barefoot, to exercise in shoes and socks (no yoga for a bit unless it’s at home in my shoes) and no high heels or ballet flats… we’re talking supportive sneakers. All the time. At least until the pain goes away. Unless I want it to get worse.
So the good news is that she said exercise is fine. But no barefoot yoga or barre classes for a while. (She made it sound like possibly forever but let’s ignore that and pretend this is going away because IT MIGHT.)
She gave me other things I can do (foot massage on tennis balls or a roller, icing it over a frozen water bottle, etc) and I’m hoping it’s a mild issue that will clear up so I can spend my summer barefoot with this as a distant memory. I’d rather not end up in orthotic shoes.
So if you’ve been missing my class updates, know that I’ve been missing my classes more! Hoped that some rest would make this go away.
I’ll be back at it soon. In the meantime, I always look like I’m going for a run now.
That’s sort of motivating.