Trust me when I say this - Plantar Fasciitis is no fun. It is this horrible pain in your heel that just doesn't want to go away. The moment I got diagnosed I knew that dancing was off the table for the next couple of months. However, I was determined to to the best I can to heal as fast as possible.
My biggest problem seemed to be that I don't own a good pair of shoes for plantar fasciitis. I mainly wear ballet flats (which are horrible to prevent any kind of foot injuries) and even my running shoes were old and worn out. I haven't replaced them in years. I don't like wearing sneakers, but I'd do anything to get rid of that pain. I started to research on the net and stumbled upon a good guide on tumblr for plantar fasciitis shoes by C. Soulliner. She also lists some sneakers and running shoes for plantar fasciitis. This was a good start. So I replaced my pretty ballet flats with something like this:
Apparently it can take years until your plantar fasciitis is fully healed. The sooner you do something about it the less worse it gets. I didn't hesitate long to go to the doctor. After all, it did hurt like hell. And my mother had plantar fasciitis as well, so she instantly knew what was going on. So I'm kind of confident that I can take care of it.
I seriously hope this will get better soon. They say it is an inflammation, so there's nothing you can really do about it but put ice on it, stretch, relax....and wait. No more dancing (and running) for now. It's unfortunate, but I guess there's nothing I can do about it. I rather don't exercise for a few weeks than fight for healthy feet for my whole life (I read a few extreme cases online - almost horror stories). The doctor also said that I can dance again in the future, if I take it slowly. I'm looking forward to that.