If you have a plantar fascitiis injury this will cause further pain in the rest of your leg as my physio advised me that it all connects together.
I damaged my heel whilst on holiday in July and kept running on it for 3 months and as I was trying to run differently, to alleviate the pain in my foot, I ended up causing strains on the other parts of my leg and was getting issues with my hamstring, glutes, lower back and hip flexor.
I eventually stopped running and doing cross training, seen my doctor and got my foot x-rayed to determine no break and then onto the physio and his diagnose was a PF injury. Advised with some exercises to carry out and I purchased a pair of insoles from Greaves Sports [yoursole.com] as they have a 90 day money back guarantee and I wear them all the time and I also have a good pair of ‘Fit Flops’ that help as there is good support in them.
Since stopping doing anything and resting up the pain has gone from my back, glutes, hamstring and hip. However, I still have a slight niggle in my heel but hope to be out running in the New Year, as that’s my target date even though I am gagging to get out running sooner.
So the sooner you get diagnosed the better and hopefully you’ll be able to go thru a good rehab regime and be back running soon.
There is some good advise on the RW website and I've followed that along with the advise from my physio. If you are sitting about keep a golf ball with you and gently roll your foot over it, I'm constantly doing that at work. An empty 500ml coke bottle filled with water and shoved in the freezer for a good massage at the end of the day.
Not sure if any of that will help but worth a try and won't do you any harm, I hope
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