This is just plain weird.

The manager at my gym – Planet Fitness – showed up with a HUGE boot on her foot yesterday.  Of course I had to find out why.

Plantar_Fasciitis1Plantar Fascitiis.

She pulled a muscle under her foot while being active in her own gym!

As WebMD explains, “The plantar fascia is the flat band of tissue (ligament) that connects your heel bone to your toes. It supports the arch of your foot. If you strain your plantar fascia, it gets weak, swollen, and irritated (inflamed). Then your heel or the bottom of your foot hurts when you stand or walk.  Plantar fasciitis is common in middle-aged people. It also occurs in younger people who are on their feet a lot, like athletes or soldiers. It can happen in one foot or both feet.  Plantar fasciitis is caused by straining the ligament that supports your arch. Repeated strain can cause tiny tears in the ligament. These can lead to pain and swelling. . .  your foot may hurt more as the day goes on. It may hurt the most when you climb stairs or after you stand for a long time.(as when behind the counter at Planet Fitness).”

The cure?  A doctor CUT the ligament!  Then stitched it back together.  Apparently, by cutting the ligament, it was allowed to relax, so when it was stitched back together, it was not knotted up like before.

Ironic that the gym manager is banged up?

Oh, yes!




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