>Health and Nutrition>Cortisone Shot In Heel
Okay. So I got a cortisone shot in my heel. Was told to take 2-5 days off running. I forgot to ask if I can do anything else?
I'd rather the cortisone have maximum effectiveness and minimum downside than exercise for a few days... but so long as it's a zero sum gain I'd rather do something.
Swimming is out.
Bicycling okay? Elliptical? Pilates?
Was this for plantar fasciitis? I would think yoga, pilates or weight lifting would be fine. Bike may be tricky unless you use rigid shoes?
Running is stupid
I don't half-ass anything
"I have several close friends who have run marathons, a word that is actually derived from two Swahili words: mara, which means 'to die a horrible death' and thon, which means 'for a stupid T-shirt.' Look it up." - Celia Rivenbark, You Can't Drink All Day if You Don't Start in the Morning
I got a cortisone shot in my heel at the end of august for PF. I was told to take more time off than that, and to proceed VERY slowly. In the interim, I did the recumbent bike and strength training....made out fine with both. I'm still not back to where I was, and as a matter of fact, this week is the 1st week that it's really bothered me again, although not to the degree it was before the shot. I'm taking a week off, because I do NOT want to go through that again (the pain of PF, not the shot). Good luck.
Oh, and was this some sort of quixotic notion to get a cortisone shot right after finishing a 50 mile race?