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08/28/2013 at 6:31 pm #70440[email protected]Participant
Heel pain back after long wod of jump rope. Can usually get it under control with downward dog and cobra stretch, adjusting and lacrosse ball stretching. Now the bugger is on fire, any other suggestions before I take a shot? X-rays show spurring of both plantar fascia and achilles, trying some taping which seems to help a little.
08/28/2013 at 8:08 pm #72682Dustin WeberParticipant
The spurring isn’t from the plantar fascia, that has recently been disproved based on anatomical examination.it’s hard to definitively say without seeing your first hand in a clinic setting but I find that heel spurs often aren’t the cause of the issue and rather an enthesopathy at the medial tubercle of the calc where the plantar fascia inserts could very well be implicated.. Self myofascial release will assist in treating symptoms but I’d suggest jumping in some supportive shoes or even an orthotic depending on your foot type simply over the short term to alleviate symptoms and allow tissue stress to reduce to a point where healing can occur. Assess your hip to determine if an anteriorly deviated pelvis is putting additional strain on post leg compartment to maintain upright position. If this is the case smash glute bridges post SMFR and mobility work of hip flexors. This however is simply only addressing saggital plane deficits. The problem may be occurring at a variety of different levels from 1st MTPJ motion, to weak/poor timing of tib post in midstance, structural deformity at foot (of which orthotic is really your only answer), weak/timing issue with post fibres of gluteus medius during gait etc
As you can see unless thoroughly assessed in a clinical setting you can’t really pin point the cause of your problem. I’d suggest that’s why Kelly doesn’t really provide treatment advice but rather maintenance strategies to alleviate niggles and hopefully prevent injury. You can either empower yourself with as much on the topic as possible or alternatively safe yourself the time and frustration and get to an experienced therapist. Using a lot of Kelly’s stuff in conjunction with physical therapy will give you a great chance of recovery so I’m certainly not disvaluing his product/advice (cause its great and I’m very thankful for it)
08/28/2013 at 10:36 pm #72683Anonymous
Were your heels kissing the ground when you were jump roping?
If not your heel cord was contracted the whole time which is a pretty likely cause it being on fire.
Introducing the Bone Saw: Calf Smash Redux
Episode 350: Tack And Floss: Heel Cord Edition
Episode 337: Long Ruck Feet Or Ultra Marathon Feet?
Episode 319: Protect Those Heel Cords Man!
Episode 237: Heel Cord Love
Episode 167: Unglue That Heel Cord
Taping addresses the symptom, but not the cause. The pain will continue until the cause is addressed.
08/29/2013 at 12:55 pm #72686[email protected]Participant
Christian, I agree it’s more than just the spur and more likely an instability causing the problem. I’m a chiro and have had other chiro’s and PT’s give me their 2 cents which ranges all over the board. HX of problem started with karate and wakeboard injures. Great response.KaitlinDon’t think I was doing the kissing with jump rope which now makes sense that you’ve mentioned it. Thanks for the links, I was hoping you’d jump in here as I searched heel pain, heel, plantar and so on and didn’t see any links that made sense. I’ll check out the above. Taping while in the office as I stand all day and it appears to help (mentally).Pain is actually better after squats, did Nancy WOD last night and feeling better today, except for sore shoulders…Thanks all!
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