During tonight’s zhanzhuang session I started feeling some pain in my right hip and right foot. I’ve had the right hip pain thing for some time. The hip thing, I attribute it back to shifting into my right hip while holding my son instead of keeping my hip aligned and sinking the weight down into my thighs. This right foot thing is a new pain that I hadn’t really felt too much before.
I used to get pains in my feet during extended zhanzhuang sessions but those went away over time. Are they coming back? A couple of months back, I had issues with Plantar Fasciitis. After consulting the doctor during a routine checkup, he gave me some calf stretching exercises to do. I did these consistently for 4-6 weeks every day and the pain went away.
At Taiji@Stagmont we know that plantar fasciitis is the result of wrong practice of the principle of rooting into the ground. The practice of taiji is meant to be relaxing and good for health. Experiencing heel pain is totally inconsistent with the principles and objectives of practicing taiji.
— source: Heel Pain
If the heel pain is the result of incorrect practice, then what is the correct practice? What’s the correct way to root to the ground? I’ve been taught the weight should be focused at the bubbling well point aka the area behind the balls of the feet. Could this be the reason for heel pain?