Just last month I had a new patient in the clinic, Sinead aged 46 from Lucan, who had recently started running – with a half marathon planned for September. She came to me because recently she started to feel an intense pain right on the heel of her foot. It was worse in the mornings and after periods of rest, she told me that it would ease a kilometre or so into her run, but would be really sore afterwards.
Sinead was worried that she was harming her heel and was scared she wouldn’t be able to run the half marathon in September if she stopped training. She didn’t know what to do. So Sinead did what everyone does, she went to see her Doctor. Her Doctor prescribed her some painkillers, some anti-inflammatories and advised Sinead not to run.
BUT Sinead was determined to run her half marathon in September and the idea of resting for weeks, doing nothing and not training was driving her crazy. So she decided to give us a call to see if we could get her back to pain free training – without the use of painkillers.