Is yoga good for recovery? We get asked this a lot, especially during marathon training, when runner’s are always looking for ways to get more …
LISBETH HOYT (PT & DPT)
Plantar fasciitis is an inflammatory condition of the plantar fascia which is a thick, fibrous ligament that runs along the bottom of the foot and connects the heel to the front of the foot. Someone with plantar fasciitis will experience intense pain at the bottom of their heel; in some cases, pain can radiate up the leg causing discomfort in the ankle and calf.
Feeling run down or generally fatigued lately? Not hitting paces in workouts that felt like no problem a few weeks ago? Resting heart rate higher than usual or increased shortness of breath while running? It could be a sign of iron deficiency or anemia. Because these symptoms sound similar to COVID, iron deficiency and anemia have been flying under the radar.
If you’re eleven months into working from home and have new foot pain, you aren’t alone. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed many things about our daily routines: from new home from work setups to home gyms, and a shrinking list of reasons to leave the house, you may go longer than a day without putting on shoes.
I tested positive for COVID… so, when can I run? There’s a short and long answer to that question. The short answer is: hold all exercises for two weeks following your positive test. While it’s only been a year since COVID was identified, like any other illness, exercising while sick is not advised.