Recently I started to walk/run! My body is very used to walking, but adding the running made a change that my foot was not very happy with.
I also added jumping on the trampoline.
What I learned was when I have a sore ankle, swollen ankle or foot pain it is best to take a day or two off to rest.
As time went on and I continued part of my workout, my knee and back became very unhappy as well.
What it took to feel better was 4 days of rest, soaking my feet was a huge change and raping my foot.
I had been putting my foot up and icing it all week, but that did not seem to help much. I had even added putting a pillow under my foot at night to elevate it even more. No longer running, still walking, it was amazing to feel that climbing stairs was a challenge and there was pain in my ankle.
I did do some Feldenkrais (R) Awareness Through movement lessons to help maintain flexible ribs and keep from living with hip, more back, neck and shoulder pain.
I am very thankful that I trained with Anat Baniel and learned to move away from pain and into pleasure.
What are you doing to feel better? Who is your favourite teacher? I find it very interesting how many people would rather take a pill then find the root cause and solve the problem at the cause.
When I do get back to walk/running, I will be curious as to how my running will change. I have been doing barefoot running as it feels better to me then running heel toe as I had originally been taught.
My feet like the freedom of feeling the ground. There is much science to back this up as well. I always recommend that you do your own research to see what works best for you!
So thankful to be back to having my ankle move freely and pain free!