|The plantar fascia (pf) is a thick, fibrous band located along the bottom of the foot.|
I have been wearing compression socks at night and trying to really stretch my feet and ankles in bed before I get up. It has definitely gotten better over the last couple days. I headed out with the idea of going about 5 miles today, and the foot felt great for about the first 4miles. I did start to feel it a bit more after the 4 mile mark, so I shut it down at about 4.25 miles. I figured that I got a run in and I want to manage the "itis," not make it worse. I am going to ice now and take like 42 advil.
I am going to try and control this issue with advil, ice, compression, and no barefoot time at all. I really do not want to take any significant time off if I do not have to. If you are having heel pain, foot pain, etc., here are a couple informative sites to check out. It is a common injury, but the severity and recovery needs vary greatly.