Wednesday 15 March
After a few days of
- foam rollering,
- stretching more thoroughly than usual
- rolling an ice water bottle underfoot, and
- rolling foot on a tennis ball at work
a lot of the soreness and stiffness in my foot had eased. But I still felt some discomfort so visited the physio for a sports massage on my calves/feet.
He pinpointed the remaining focus of soreness at the joint of my third metatarsal. Seems unlikely to be plantar fasciitis as I’d thought. Can’t diagnose it specifically in a massage but could be a stress fracture, for example.
Discussing my marathon in 2.5 weeks, I was advised to try taping cotton wool in the location to soften the impact; run on softer surfaces where possible.
I’m pleased that general soreness and stiffness has eased and now have to monitor this injury/pain.