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    Not plantar fasciitis?

    The rather painful injury that had me dropping out of the Four Fans race seemed to fit all the usual descriptions of plantar fasciitis. But one of the most well-known aspects of PF is that it takes months or years to recover from. Yet today (just 19 days after the original injury), I was able to go out for a very short run (12 minutes) with barely any discomfort, either during or after the run.

    I also saw a physio 8 days ago, which was a slightly odd experience. She did examine my foot, but spent far more time going over the entire leg looking for problems that might be causing the pain in my foot. She only mentioned the plantar fascia once in the 45 minutes, and spent more time working on my stiff quads than anywhere else! She has also referred me to a podiatrist specialising in biomechanical problems, although that appointment is not for another 3 weeks.

    So it's still a bit of a mystery what my injury was. Has anyone else had anything similar?
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    I had a brief experience of what I thought was PF (although I might have mis-diagnosed it)..... rather than any great pain, it felt like a stabbing and sharp sensation on the underside of my foot. Some tennis ball rolling got rid of it within a couple of weeks, never to be seen again.

    I do believe that issues in the calves can cause problems elsewhere.... my chiropodist believed that the issues I had with my Achilles were caused by tight (remedied by more stretching) and short (nothing I can do about the length) calves.

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    Yes, I've been doing the tennis ball rolling. And I certainly do have issues with my calves, so I need to be more diligent in doing the heel drops, etc.
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    Sorry to add more confusion than answers, but I’ve been bothered with a sole-of-the-foot problem all year. More ‘discomfort’ than pain, but it does start to hurt a bit if I overdo things.

    GP said he couldn’t rule out "weird" plantar fascitis, as in I’ve managed to injure my PF, but not in the conventional way that everyone else does.

    Got a physio referral. He spent a lot of time looking at my legs, quads, calves etc, and he’s pretty satisfied there’s nowt ‘wrong’ there, but I might have some sort of gait issue causing me to really welly one particular area of my sole, causing swelling and discomfort. I now have a referral to biomechanics.

    I’ll update if I actually get any helpful answers!

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