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SLIMMERKIWI SparkPoints: (246,801)
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4/25/13 3:22 A

Have you changed your footwear?

Have you lost a lot of weight and NEED to change your footwear?

Perhaps if this continues, then you would benefit from visiting your Dr to find out what is going on. There could be a variety of reasons for it, so really, it is best not to try and second-guess it.

Good luck with finding the problem and getting resolution.


JNNFR3SMI Posts: 87
4/24/13 11:01 A

I'm not sure if this will help you- My issue arises specifically when I'm working out, but not walking or jogging on a treadmill or outside. it could just be that you need to get back into your routine- but I was told to roll my feet on a frozen bottle of water or a golf ball to help that tendon or muscle in the bottom of my foot. I try to do this before a workout I know will cause the issue, and it hasn't gone away yet, but it doesn't last as long.

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4/23/13 3:39 P

Hi all,

I was just wondering if anyone else has the same symptoms and if so how to prevent it.

Well, its weird this morning I walk walking quickly to work and side of my left foot started to ache to the point where I had to put extra pressure with the curb to relieve the ache???? emoticon

I love walking and haven't done it for a while, so i am worried that it might be something that could prevent me from walking??

I would be grateful for any help.

Many thanks in advance

DAHLIA444444 SparkPoints: (292)
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4/9/13 9:04 P

I had PF and if I've been sitting still for a while and then want to go do something, I'm supposed to flex my foot and stretch my achilles before putting weight on my foot. So you might try flexing your foot a bunch of times before you start exercising. When you don't move for a while the fascia tightens up...that's why it hurts at the beginning of your workout, but then feels better when you're warmed up. That's what happened to me.

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4/8/13 9:47 P

Have you been fitted for your shoes by a qualified person to do this? Not just the average Joe Blog salesperson! It may be that altho' the shoes are new, they may not be the appropriate ones for what you are doing?

If you go to a Specialist Sports Shoe Shop, they have people who are properly trained and often computerization that shoes how you walk, and the physical aspects of your foot, so can prescribe the appropriate footwear for you.


JNNFR3SMI Posts: 87
4/8/13 1:53 P

no pain any other time, just at the beginning of the work out. I tried changing my shoes today, had on a new pair and it was the same level. right now( finished the work out about an hour ago) I have a slight ache in the bottom of my left foot, but that's it. No difficulty walking, no issues in the evening or in the morning when I wake up.

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4/8/13 1:48 P


It's hard to say, but you may be experiencing early signs of PF. What to do ? you might want to take a few days off from your exercise routine to see if the pain goes away. RICE, rest, ice, compression and elevation.

Do you only feel pain just before you exercise or are you noticing problems when you get out of bed or sit for long periods of time ? If you're noticing problems at other times, try resting your feet.

Also, when is the last time you changed your shoes ? How old are your shoes ? If you're shoes are getting old, it's time to buy new ones. Wearing shoes that have lost their support can cause problems like this too.

If the pain doesn't seem to go away after resting, you may want to call your doctor.

JNNFR3SMI Posts: 87
4/8/13 1:34 P

I am wondering if anyone else has trouble with their arches at the beginning (first 10 minutes or so) of a workout. I looked into Plantar Fascitis (or however you spell it) and since it seems to work itself out and I'm fine for the remainder of the workout- along with the fact that I don't have any other pain after it works thru I was looking for other ideas.

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