During these success story segments, Brodie interviews a runner who has managed to overcome a running related injury after much hardship and frustration.
When injured, it is easy to find social media posts & stories from other injured runners which are discouraging and worrying. Tales of chronic pain, debilitating symptoms and failed treatment techniques often manifest anxiety and thoughts of the worst outcome.
However, this is only a small fraction of runners and a skewed bias around the injured population. So, this segment aims to bring hope and optimism, while sharing treatment success.
On this episode, Brodie talks with Caroline Taylor from the UK. Caroline describes the beginning of her long plantar fasciitis journey which all started with a change in daily footwear.
We delve into her increasing symptoms and the endless amount of failed treatment approaches. However, Caroline never gave up hope. It wasn't until 5 years later that a change in her night time routine and footwear alterations changed everything. Within 2 weeks Caroline was 90% better and success continued from there.
Currently, Caroline is happy running a few times a week up to 10k and is symptom free apart from the occasional minor set-back. Here is her story.
Here is the link to:
Plantar Fasciitis 1: Causes, diagnosis & characteristics
Plantar Fasciitis 2: Rehabilitation & Prevention
ALSO: If you are from the UK and suffering from PF & other lower limb conditions, the team at Shoe Insoles would love to help you. Visit their website and see what product are available: https://www.shoeinsoles.co.uk/
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