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    Plantar Fasciitis -

    The gift that keeps on giving.

    Maybe due to my age of 53, but this crap will just not go away. This is my 7th month of pain. My workout regiment has ground to a halt for the first time since my teens. I can't do a dam thing. Had this a few times years ago but heel inserts got rid of it within 4 weeks. That was even when I ran on it. This time it just won't stop. I got 3 different kinds of heel pads. I quit running last 3 months. I'm getting fat and I hate it. I'm now trying to fast to lose weight to see if that helps.

    Read on the internet to ice it. Anyone tried this or anything else to stop this crap? I can't go on like this. My entire lifestyle is derailed.

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    I have had this from running and can relate to your suffering. The heel and arch inserts made it worse for me. Try going w out them for a few weeks and stretch!!! PF is a culprit of tightness in your Achilles' tendon. Google
    how to stretch this tendon. I push on a wall w a strait leg the slightly bend at your knee. The stretch will run down from your calf to the tendon. As frequent and often as possible while crushing Advil. Ibuprofen. Of course talk to you dr.


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    I'm used to running 20 miles per week, and have dropped to zero. 5 months to elk season. Not good.

    Previously, this condition never lasted long enough for me to research it. I have no pain in my Achilles. It's on the bottom of my foot by the heel. I found this by Googling:

    "Plantar fasciitis causes pain in the bottom of the heel. The plantar fascia is a thin ligament that connects your heel to the front of your foot. It supports the arch in your foot and is important in helping you walk.

    Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common orthopedic complaints. Your plantar fascia ligaments experience a lot of wear and tear in your daily life. Normally, these ligaments act as shock absorbers, supporting the arch of the foot. Too much pressure on your feet can damage or tear the ligaments. The plantar fascia becomes inflamed, and the inflammation causes heel pain and stiffness."

    But it does mention stretching as you mention for relief. I am trying some and will see if it helps any. I am normally planning some 5 K's by April. But that is a pipe dream right now. Much less elk hunting.

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    I had this a few years ago, my case may not have been as severe as yours, but I continued to run through the pain. I used a regimen of stretching in the morning and rolling my foot over a ball of ice (Tennis ball, puncture the wall, squeeze, hold under water, let it suck in water, and freeze). This was the last summer I ran in regular running shoes, since I switched to minimalist vibrams, and haven't had an issue since (I am not saying the change in runnning style is why though, maybe just coincidence).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zim View Post
    I'm used to running 20 miles per week, and have dropped to zero. 5 months to elk season. Not good.

    Previously, this condition never lasted long enough for me to research it. I have no pain in my Achilles. It's on the bottom of my foot by the heel. I found this by Googling:

    "Plantar fasciitis causes pain in the bottom of the heel. The plantar fascia is a thin ligament that connects your heel to the front of your foot. It supports the arch in your foot and is important in helping you walk.

    Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common orthopedic complaints. Your plantar fascia ligaments experience a lot of wear and tear in your daily life. Normally, these ligaments act as shock absorbers, supporting the arch of the foot. Too much pressure on your feet can damage or tear the ligaments. The plantar fascia becomes inflamed, and the inflammation causes heel pain and stiffness."

    But it does mention stretching as you mention for relief. I am trying some and will see if it helps any. I am normally planning some 5 K's by April. But that is a pipe dream right now. Much less elk hunting.
    My brother-in-law is a podiatrist and shipped me this goofy looking thing that looks like a tube sock that pulls and locks your foot in a position that stretches your Achilles at all times. He said to sleep with it on. I did this in combination with my stretches and Advil. It was gone in a week.

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    Someone at the good feet store said I had the same thing. Heel inserts only took away the pain for 6 months. I went to an orthopedic guy and it Turns out that my tendons and everything in my legs are messed up from how my feet are growing. So I had to do physical therapy and by strengthening my legs up and constantly stretching I was able to take away the pains do resume activities with lots of running for the day or week.

    I recently went to play football and after a month the pain came back so I have to wait until I am done growing before I can probably engage in that kind of activity for several weeks at a time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nickpaolini81 View Post
    My brother-in-law is a podiatrist and shipped me this goofy looking thing that looks like a tube sock that pulls and locks your foot in a position that stretches your Achilles at all times. He said to sleep with it on. I did this in combination with my stretches and Advil. It was gone in a week.
    I saw pictures of that device when I was Googling. But was your pain on the bottom of your foot, or on the back (Achilles)? I have no Achilles pain, and rarely have, even when running longer distances. Mine is totally on the bottom of the foot where that tendon connects the heel to the front of the foot.

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    avoid wheat/simple carbs altogether or as best you can.

    Swim and/or bike...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zim View Post
    I saw pictures of that device when I was Googling. But was your pain on the bottom of your foot, or on the back (Achilles)? I have no Achilles pain, and rarely have, even when running longer distances. Mine is totally on the bottom of the foot where that tendon connects the heel to the front of the foot.
    This is what I had as well. Try the tennis ball trick it worked well for me.

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    I froze a bottle of water and rolled my foot on till my foot was numb, that seemed to help mine more than anything.

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