When my teenager knows what he is supposed to do and still doesn’t do it, I assume that he must not care. But lately, I find myself doing the same thing. I know the things that I need to do when I feel the heel pain of my plantar fasciitis coming on. Avoid walking barefoot is one of the most important preventative measures – at least for me. All week, however, I have found myself getting out of bed and walking barefoot to the bathroom, or downstairs to make the morning coffee. I know that I should have my sandals beside my bed so that I can slip my feet directly into them before taking a step. . It’s all just a little inconvenience to save myself from a lot of pain.
Well I haven’t been real good about the no walking barefoot rule. I am now paying the price. My left heel has been hurting. I’ve now resumed my ibuprofen, am icing regularly and am wearing my night splint to bed. I have my sandals by the side of my bed and will slip on whenever I get out of bed. It is too bad that I had to test my luck and ignore my better judgment.