Yes, I sympathise with both of you. I suffer from Raynauds, as does my Mum. You can help yourself by not smoking, and exercising regularly. You may find that once you have warmed up your feet/hands suddenly become OK again, as after the warm up your peripheral circulation opens up to allow blood back into your extremeties. If this is the case how about warming up inside before going out in the cold? Otherwise make sure you wear two pairs of socks. If damp sets your raynauds off try some of the waterproof socks out. I find two pairs of gloves help. Wear a thin pair of cheap fits all sizes underneath ski gloves. Good luck-at least it shouldn't kill you!
I have been laid low since last June with severe heel pain. This started with a sudden pain, which happened during a slow run/walk following a two week layoff after a torn muscle in the other calf. I have been given intense treatment for plantar fasciitis with no result.
When the problem first occurred my heel was markedly swollen, and the pain has always localised to the lateral rear part of my heel, with no pain at all along my instep. I have carried out the exercises and massages for plantar fasciitis assiduously, but the pain is still waking me at night, in fact I can't put my heel down on the bed some nights. My GP gave me a sheet on plantar fasciitis, which mentioned the possibility of subcalcaneal bursitis when the heel is swollen, and the patient being woken at night. Has any one any experience of this?
Mak's friend, I have just made a list from the thread mentioned. It's a shame really, because the course they were thinking of would have made a brilliant race, but as they aren't runners, I really don't think they will think it worth the candle when they realise quite how much work is required.
I recommended the school race as suggested by fat but getting fit , the Mum I told seemed interested, but as it is only a three class village school funds will still be limited.