I think I developed plantar fasciitis about 3 weeks ago - and it terrifies me! Out of the blue, a few hours after a run, I suddenly couldn't walk due to a terrible pain in my heel. For the next 4 days, I didn't run, I constantly iced it and stretched. The pain subsided to a nonpainful sensation in my heel and arch area. I decided to do an ez 5miler on the fifth day. It was not painful but I definitely was aware of something going on there. I decided to do 7miler that same evening (probably dumb to double?) and again it was not painful but was very noticable. After both runs I iced. This has been going on now for a couple weeks and I have been praying that this sensation will go away.
Will it? Should I just take off a full month? Does each ez run prevent it from healing?
This is very depressing and demotivating.