It’s an annoying reality that all walkers face one day: The older you get, the more likely you are to experience the stabbing heel pain known as plantar fasciitis. That’s because, as you grow older, the ligaments in your foot stretch and lose some of their supportive quality. Your foot can then overpronate (lean inward) more easily, strecthing tissues on the sole of your foot beyond their normal length. Over time, this tissue (called plantar fascia) becomes inflamed and sometimes even tears, causing pain.
Taking anti-inflammatories or simply waiting for the pain to subside on its own won’t solve the problem and could, in fact, lead to more serious injury that may take months to heal.
Here are four steps that you can take to stop that throbbing now.
(that’s 4 or 5 months at 15 miles a week).
to 2 weeks, see a doctor.