Hi! I have just been told by my doc that I have plantar fasciitis due to overuse. I do one class a day ( strength training, mind-body, aerobics n step through the week). I also play tennis thrice a week for recreation.
Any suggestions how to continue the classes while trying to recover? I am doing the necessary stretches, massage n ice as per doc’s orders.
Hello Brinda Desai,
It is never cheating to instruct more than you participate; especially, during the healing process. Along with the advice already given, be sure to take the time to heal the heel…pun intended. If you do not, it will take twice as long to heal. You can also try self myofascial release on the feet along with the ice, strength and stretches. Custom made orthotics may be another option. Shoes with springs in the soles are also helpful. Try to step softly on the forefoot instead of the heel. Use PRICE modalities.
Tennis is also hard on the feet; remember, grass is softest on our bodies. Please take time off to let the body recover…less or no tennis for a while and less time on the feet until the pain subsides or is non existent.
Natalie aka NAPS 2 B Fit.