How to Get Your Feet Ready For Get Lucky 7K or Half Marathon

Though it might be frightfully cold out there, running season is about to kick off in the next few weeks. Are you ready?

Whether you’re running in the 7K or half marathon Get Lucky event, it’s important that you take care of your feet during your training.  Many people experience foot or ankle pain that comes and goes throughout their training for this big Chicago event. We take our St. Patty’s Day celebrations very serious. Have you seen the “Green River?”

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One of the most common conditions we see in our office is heel pain with running.  Heel pain can be present on the bottom of the heel during or after your runs.  If you are experiencing pain on the bottom of your heel, you may be experiencing pain associated with plantar fasciitis.

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The plantar fascia is a band of tissue on the bottom of the foot that starts at the heel and extends to the toes.  It helps to support your arch.  The plantar fascia can become inflamed sometimes at the insertion site on the heel bone which causes sharp pain at the heel or the instep.  This pain is most often severe in the morning when getting out of bed or attempting to walk after resting for a period of time.  Try taking an anti-inflammatory medication (ibuprofen or motrin), icing the area and take a rest from running for 3-5 days.

If you are still experiencing pain after attempting these treatments, then call Ankle N Foot Centers and let our doctors help you with your heel pain. We have multiple locations in the Chicagoland area:

West Loop

225 South Jefferson St

Chicago, IL 60661

312.612.5000

Roscoe Village

2220 W Belmont Ave

Chicago, IL 60618

773.348.7500

Elmhurst

401 N.York St.

Elmhurst, IL 60126

630.530.5757

Bartlett

321 West Railroad Ave

Bartlett, IL 60103

630.530.5757

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1 Comment

  1. I’ve had really good success with orthotic sandals worn in the house. Especially helpful if you have wood floors or tiles. Also like the plantar fasciitis socks worn overnight. My plantar fasciitis started subsiding when I started doing these two things.

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