Recovering from Plantar Fasciitis.....

I blogged about  plantar fasciitis in my last post and I have been suffering from it for the past two years. Well, I am still not too sure what are the treatments except taking anti-inflammation and painkillers, which GP always prescribe, but I guess rest from running might help. And, getting good apparels like wearing good cushioning shoes too. In fact, I think it all started after a half-marathon run and later, I wore a pair of shoes with poor cushioning for a week long trip.

Here's an excerpt from wiki on the disorder -

Plantar fasciitis is a disorder that results in pain in the heel and bottom of the foot.[1] The pain is usually most severe with the first steps of the day or following a period of rest.[3] Pain is also frequently brought on by bending the foot and toes up towards the shin and may be worsened by a tight Achilles tendon.[3][2] The condition typically comes on slowly.[2] In about a third of people both legs are affected.[1]

I am trying acupunture later and see how it goes. Btw, I got these from my contractor who also sold sports apparel.

A recovery compression sock wore after a workout

It's pretty tight and I shouldn't wash it too often as it will loosen very soon

Recovery after a run 
The socks seems help as I felt the pain eased after wearing it for a few days but it also helps by wearing a good cushioning shoes. It did come back again especially when I wore my old running shoes and I have since discarded it. And, of  late, I shop for a new shoes and got a Brooks Glycerin 14, a recommendation from a seasoned runner. I will blog on my experience with the shoes later.

I will work on the recovery as a full marathon is still on my bucket list. Oh.. I love Korean Ginseng Soup lately and got my fix in Seoul Garden Hot Pot.

Have a good week!


  1. You might have to try eating the attap chee seeds that I have blogged before as so many fellas recovered from the cartilage issues. Those are very old people who recovered.
    You have missed my spooky post as usual.

  2. That's terrible! Hope you will recover from it soon.

  3. Think on the positive side, you will recover soon

  4. Really no fun when you are not 100% well.

    I love Korean ginseng chicken soup too. Nice on a cold day.

  5. Chris, it happened on my right ankle too . I was forced to stop running about one month plus. Luckily it didn't happen again. Touch wood! That time I also took painkiller and anti inflammation medicine. I also did physiotherapy.

    Take care, Chris!