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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!

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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 :-)

OXFORDLASS 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.

Trust in the LORD with all your heart,
And lean not on your own understanding;
In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He shall direct your paths.

Proverbs 3: 5-6
LUANN_IN_PA Posts: 16,782
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.

“We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand.”
~ Randy Pausch

"There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when circumstance permit. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses, only results."
~ Art Turock

"We have a saying in Tibet: If a problem can be solved, there is no use worrying about it. If it can't be solved, worrying will do no good."
~ 7 Years in Tibet
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 Posts: 16,782
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.

“We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand.”
~ Randy Pausch

"There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when circumstance permit. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses, only results."
~ Art Turock

"We have a saying in Tibet: If a problem can be solved, there is no use worrying about it. If it can't be solved, worrying will do no good."
~ 7 Years in Tibet
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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