As you may know, if you follow QVC fairly regularly, I love to get a bit of exercise by running. I am afraid all this stopped a few weeks before Christmas as I started to suffer from a really sore heel.
Having investigated it further it would appear to be very common condition with the rather flamboyant name: plantar fasciitis. I think some people call it farmer’s heel.
There seem to be many reasons why it occurs and running is one of them but, by heck, it’s difficult to get rid of. I have tried a stretching regime, massage therapy, podiatrists, special inner soles and all manner of pedi rollers, creams and tapes etc. but don’t seem to be able to get rid of it.
Kathy Tayler, having suffered with it herself, was telling me that it's self limiting. That is, because it’s so sore you stop doing anything and so it gets rest and therefore clears up.
However, if you hurt your arm you can immobilise it and therefore rest it, but feet a bit of a problem.I have to stand on them all day long and it’s hard to see how you can really rest them. I am cycling and swimming for exercise now, which is nice, but even driving the car home is a problem!
Apparently one in ten people will suffer from it at some stage so I am sure somebody must have a great cure for it. Don’t feel shy……. share, share share your feet secrets!