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CHOCOLATE1001 Posts: 61
4/23/09 6:49 A

Thanks for the tips. it's only been a week and seems much better.i'm doing what you said and started walking again.Starting off a little easier. Walking has worked for the weight loss and i don't want to screw it up. Sparks is the BEST!

JBINAUSTIN SparkPoints: (53,588)
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4/23/09 12:32 A

My podiatrist told me to do an icy foot massage after working out to help tendinitis and plantar fascia problems. Put a plastic bottle of water (8 - 20 ounce) in the freezer, standing up (so the airspace is at the top). Let it freeze. Put it on the floor and roll your bare foot back & forth over it from the back of your heel to your toes over it. Press down while rolling. (I did it standing up.) Do that for 10 - 20 minutes. Then don't walk around for a little while (the tendons are stiff when cold).

P.S. I take the label off the roller bottles, so I can distinguish the foot massage ones from the drinking ones I take on hikes in the summer--when the bottle starts out frozen, it's still cold but melted when I want a drink :-)

CRADLEY16 Posts: 973
4/18/09 7:25 P

Don't know if it was related to the treadmill, but I started having pain in my big toe about ten years ago. At the time I was walking about six miles/day with 2-4miles being on the treadmill. I think it may have been exacerbated by sometimes inclining it 5 degrees. The pain would come on suddenly while walking - like some one jabbed a needle into the toe joint - and lasted anywhere from a few minutes to an hour or so. It eventually went away after about a year. I gave up walking for exercise for a time round about then, partly due to a job change and less time, and partly due to winter setting in and being unable to walk much outside.

LUANN_IN_PA SparkPoints: (154,551)
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4/17/09 8:40 P

Nothing, as I wanted a complete heal.

I DID continue my weight work, but totally laid off overusing the foot.

CHOCOLATE1001 Posts: 61
4/17/09 6:21 P

Oh no. just when i'm finally on the right track. What else did you do instead of walking?

LUANN_IN_PA SparkPoints: (154,551)
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4/17/09 6:18 P

When I had pain at the top of my foot, I was diagnosed with tendinitis.
I had to NOT use the treadmill or do my 2.5+ mile walks in the neighborhood for 6 weeks in order for it to heal.

CHOCOLATE1001 Posts: 61
4/17/09 6:16 P

Help. i've been walking on treadmill-started feb 2nd. Did it every other day. have lost 10lbs. wish it was more but oh well. last week i got terrible pain in bottom and side of foot. Gave up treadmill for awhile but pain seems to be on top of foot. Anyone know what it could be. I bought really good shows at running room-store in canada. I want to start again but foot quite tender. any suggestions? What other exercise can i do?

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