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.
I know what you are going through. I myself am recovering from a similar issue with my foot from all of the classes I teach. Follow the recommendations from your doctor. Make sure you have proper footware to support your feet while teaching. Take notice of your posture as you teach your classes, perhaps you are out of alignment and didn’t realize it. When I thought about my own issue, I took notice that I was teaching on my toes rather than keeping my entire foot flat on the aerobic floor. Rest as much as possible even if this means coaching your classes more than participating as you teach. If you have a student in class that has real good form and is comfortable being in the front row and doesn’t mind if you call on them, perhaps you can direct your class to follow that person so you don’t have to demonstrate. Definitely make sure not to go barefoot. It is important for you to rest the foot as much as possible so the body can heal.