I have plantar fasciitis.

Well, I’m quite sure I do. I haven’t been to the doctor, but I have those symptoms, especially the heel that’s very sore first thing in the morning when I get out of bed. This condition is also often named a “bone spur”.

Although I have several of the circumstances that can cause it – flat feet, a bit overweight, running – I’ve had those things for years. This has only been happening for the last few weeks. I think it’s actually been the huge amount of gigs I’ve been attending. It’s due to hours of standing on hard surfaces each time (and, for G’n’R, hours and hours). Luckily, there’s less gig attendance coming up. I was putting the brakes on my habit anyway.

I’ll try some rest and foot stretches for now. If it doesn’t improve, I’ll get the doc to look at it.

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