I took my wife to the Southern Orthopedics yesterday and the diagnosis wasn't good. She was diagnosed with a severe Plantar Fascia Strain and a heel spur in her left foot. She took a cortisone injection directly into her heel, which by the way I would never do, in hopes of avoiding surgey. So she is in a boot and miserable right now. She wants to go running but can't. We head back in a month to see if she has progressed or regressed. Our other option as of now is surgey if the shot and boot plus stretching doesn't work. I'm hoping to avoid surgey for her sake. It sucks big time because I lost my running buddy for awhile.
This is a picture of my wife, Shannon, and her mother after completing the Chilly Dawg 5K in Athens, Georgia last weekend. The temperature during the run was 18 degrees. Tough Cookies!