Monday, June 28, 2010

Like an Old Lady

Since I have been seriously training as of lately, I have felt like an old lady when I get out of bed in the morning. Is this because I am not a morning person? I don't believe so, but trust me, I really do not like getting out of bed. I guess it is good that it is summer right now. (Do you wish you were a teacher?)

My problem happens as soon as I step down on the ground after getting out of my bed. I awkwardly have to hobble around until my feet decide they feel good enough to act normal, which allows me to walk normal. I've tried to diagnose where it hurts or if it is just me being sore from a long workout the day before, but it seems to happen every single day. My right leg and foot appear to be doing just fine, although the left foot is what is causing me trouble. I had some problems with that foot back in high school and found out then that I have a tarsal coalition (two bones joined together that are not supposed to be), but have not had any real problems since then - 7 years ago. I don't really know what the problem is, or even where it hurts, but I do know that I don't want to get old and hobble around because it is not fun.

Do you know what my problem is? What should I do?


  1. It sounds a little like plantar fasciitis, in that you have it first thing in the morning then it gradually passes.
    You could try taping your left ankle into a right angle while you sleep and see how it feels in the morning.
    If that helps, look into pf.

  2. I agree with the previous comment --- this sounds like plantar fasciitis. I've struggled off and on with it for almost six years, and your symptoms sound similar to what I've gone through at times. I would suggest that you stretch your calves and feet out before you even get out of bed in the morning to help ease the pain. Stretching the calf muscles more thoroughly throughout the day can help as well. Check that you are wearing the right sneakers, and if possible, stop wearing any shoes with high heels. I also, when it's really bad, wear a Strassburg sock overnight. You can find more info here: --- but it probably wouldn't hurt to see a sports doctor about it as well. Good luck!