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Plantar Fasciitis

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Well I have offially been benched from doing my cardio workout. Last night after I had gotten almost all through my strength exercises after doing my hour on the treadmill I got this really sharp pain in my right foot to where I could barely walk. I managed to pick my son up and I had to drive with my left foot...I must say that was difficult. So I go to the UCC at our base and the doctor says you have Plantar Fasciitis. And the first words I ask her is when can I get back on the treadmill. She then begins asking me why that was my first question. Well after I tell her I'm on a life style change and not a diet she told me I would need to see my PCM and they would determine that one. So now I have no clue as to what I'm going to do for cardio. The only thing I can think to do is an exercise bike. I should have asked her if I can still swim. So I'm on my first exercise setback and I'm not happy about it cause I can finally run on a treadmill! emoticon

If any one has any ideas on what I could do for cardio since I can't be on a treadmill or eliptical for awhile I would really appreciate it!

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AZIANBEAUTY 1/27/2009 2:25PM

    I'm in the Air Force and also have plantar fascitis but that doesn't keep me from doing pt which mostly consists of running and sprints. Plantar fascities is basically flat foot. What I recommend for you is to get some Tulis Heel Cups and wear them in your sneakers while you work out. I'd wear them even if I wasn't working out on a daily basis and after a while the pain starts to subside. It worked for me. If the heel cups don't work for you try some gel inserts for your shoes. Hope this helps. :)

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CBSPECIAL 1/27/2009 1:44PM

    I would think swimming would be good because it's not a weight bearing exercise!

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EASAGREDO 1/27/2009 1:13PM

    Bicylcing is a good way to keep your cardio up, and if you have access to a pool, you could try deep-water running since you'd be placing no weight on your foot. Rowing machines can also be used for cardio, and you could also try low-impact yoga. I hope you heal well soon, though!

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