Robin has been suffering from a painful heel since the weekend and finally went to the doctor today. Seems he is having trouble with his “plantar fascia”.
Plantar fasciitis is a painful inflammatory process of the plantar fascia. The plantar fascia is a thick fibrous band of connective tissue originating on the bottom surface of the calcaneus (heel bone) and extending along the sole of the foot towards the five toes. It is commonly associated with long periods of work-related weight bearing. Since Robin climbs in and out of his truck all day, carrying cartons into the customers, it is no wonder that his heel is starting to complain.
Anatomical diagrams illustrating the components of the plantar fascia.
No work till next Monday, was what the doctor ordered, along with exercises and painkillers.
To make him feel better, I came home from work and whipped up one of his his favourite puddings. The golden syrup steamed pudding bubbled away slowly in the big pot for the prescribed time. Served with whipped cream, it was delicious. To tell the truth, it made me feel better to pamper him after all trials and tribulations he has been going through over the last few days.