Last Monday I had my PT eval where it was decided that my right foot (painful foot) was actually different than my left foot. The thickness of my plantar fascia is much thicker on my right due to years and years and years (11 to be exact) of this PF nightmare. The PT also determined my toes were not nearly as flexible on my right foot as they were on the left. She noted that even my "better" foot was far less flexible than "normal" - by that she pulled out her toes and showed me "this is what your toes should be able to do." She called my feet "puff balls" because they are just so inflamed to the point they don't have the "normal" lines and grooves that everyone else apparently has. (sigh) I'm not "normal" - well!!!!
On Thursday I had my first actual rehab session. Out comes the purple tools
Later that day, I ran 11 miles. My feet were killing me (well, to be honest, everything was killing me). They were sore on Friday as well - no big surprise. But Saturday morning, I stepped out of bed to (dramatic pause) . . . . I stepped out of bed to absolutely NO PAIN. Not a hint of first step pain -the whole day!! It was sooo miraculous!!! I texted the PT (who is also my friend) and told her that she was amazing! I did a little running on Saturday afternoon and wore stupid dress shoes to work today so the pain is back - but I now have hope!!!!!!!!!
Stay tuned for more updates as I have PT on Tuesday and Friday this week. Fingers crossed.