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Thursday, May 08, 2014

My News: After my recent Zumba class, my heel began to hurt a bit.
This concerned me as my foot has been doing quite well ever since I was fitted with great running shoes a few months ago. . .I also have 2 other pairs with great arch support.

Then after yesterday's high impact aerobics with my children, my foot began to feel very sensitive again... emoticon My heart began to sink. It appears that my FAV fitness choices are about to be Taboo until my foot has PLENTY of time to recover from whatever is causing this sore heel feeling.
Now it is true that I do not fee any pain, just a "bruised feeling" where the heel & arch are connected. But I don't want to overdo and cause pain by not listening to my body now.

emoticon I will miss my lunges, aerobics, Zumba, jumping jacks, emoticon emoticon and most especially my emoticon with my running buddy. I don't know how long this healing will take, but I will be patient with my foot until it is perfectly fine. Right now, I feel a bit overwhelmed. I value so much fitness.....and I love a variety too.

I have been advised to try emoticon and to use the elliptical in the meantime. I have neither a bike or machine....and as we are moving, I will be leaving my beloved I am stuck w/o anything for the moment.

emoticon I am a woman who LOVES her fitness....I cannot imagine life w/o it! If you have any suggestions for me, I could use a few right now.

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  • RENATA144
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    1355 days ago
    I can add nothing to what everyone else has said. emoticon Is there a gym close to your new house? If so, check it out. Good luck!
    1355 days ago
    So much wonderful information and LOVE pouring forth for you. BIBO (breathe in - breathe out). Maybe this is a way of slowing you down just a bit. Telling you to celebrate and savor all the moments as you prepare for this move and enjoy the moments more slowly and deliberately.

    I have to tell you, I changed my page this week and ALMOST used this background!!!

    You have lots of great input. Slowly and steadily you will prevail! emoticon
    1355 days ago
    Freeze a bottle of water and roll your foot on that several times a day---also flex it up towards your knee before you get up from any seated position or get out of bed---kind of sounds like you are starting to get a heel spur---these 2 things will keep that from getting worse and help the healing process.
    1355 days ago
    have you a mini might find walking or even running on it will not be as painful as the trampoline works as a shock absorber like water does when you do aqua aerobics etc.which would be my next option for you love.hope this helps.get well soon. emoticon emoticon
    1355 days ago
    Sorry to hear this bad news. My foot's torn tendon is reappeared; the cortisone injection just masked it for a couple of months. Will see dr. next week. In the meantime (& probably for a long time after I see him), I'm on the same schedule as yours...let it heal, let it heal, let it heal! In your case, it's let the heel heal, let the heel heal, let the heel, heal!

    Eager to hear about the house....your title on the blog made my heart stop thinking it was your house. Hope no news is good news! Keep me posted!
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    1355 days ago
    Wish I had some suggestions, but don't really! Just hope it heals quickly!

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    1355 days ago
    I'm trying to heal my plantar fasciitis that I have. Sounds similar to your pain. It's feeling better, but it's not there yet. I hope yours heals quickly!
    1355 days ago
    I am resilient. And with the Lord's powerful hand to aid me, I will heal. Catherine (LIVE2RUN4LIFE) wrote a blog about PF...Amazingly helpful blog!
    I had incorporated all of these instructions into my daily life a few months ago, but when my foot appeared to be just fine, I stopped and started running again...
    perhaps too soon. I have a learning curve with this PF... emoticon

    So I will reach for that PLAN once again, and use it with NO running - in fact I will place running on my back burner until I am 100% sure all is as to treat the root cause of PF. I have hope.

    Thanks for your support, Laura
    1355 days ago
    Hugs to you!! Rest sounds like a priority and with all the moving coming up you will be active.
    1355 days ago
    Kudos to ZELLAZM and many others for the great advice. I've had the Plantar F and the foot stretches worked like a charm to strengthen all the workings of the foot. It got me off ibuprofen for several years. You’re not the kind of person to give up, so I'm confident that you’ll find some great alternatives.
    1355 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/8/2014 4:30:33 PM
    Oh, Laura - it does sound like plantar fasciitis and there are lots of things you can do to help with the healing but REST is essential! Things that helped me - lots of foot and calve stretches, ice packs, a night splint (eliminated the early-morning pain) and, eventually, special insoles for my shoes that I now wear EVERY day. It meant having to change out my shoe wardrobe - all my shoes need to be able to accommodate the insoles. You may not need those, but you may want to try some shoes for every day that have a good arch support like Fit Flops, Orthaheel, etc. Check out the Plantar Fasciitis team threads on Spark. The pain through me for a loop for awhile, but I'm able to walk and run again now. It WILL get better if you take care of yourself! You are creative and dedicated and an overcomer - you'll find ways to get your exercise, I know. Prayers and hugs!
    1355 days ago
    Those are symptoms of plantar fasciitis. I recommend that you talk to the expert at your shoe store again. The shoes that are right for running might not be best for zumba, which has a lot more side to side and twisting movements than running does. A shoe designed for basketball or tennis might be better for zumba.
    1355 days ago
    Sorry to hear that. Any thoughts that it might be plantar fasciitis?
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  • ROZOZ68
    Stationary biking at home is a great way to stay in shape. No impact on the feet. I was like you and then I had foot surgery and that all changed for me. I used the bike and water rower and yoga to keep in shape. It is very hard to change the routines you love and know and make you feel good. Hope you will find your way into a new routine! emoticon
    1355 days ago
    Wherever you are going - check your tv for exercise programs. Usually your cable provider will have at least 1 channel or an exercise program can be found listed somewhere. emoticon
    1355 days ago
    Hi Lauren. Sorry to hear of your foot injury .. You are right to rest it .. Your feet need to be looked after ..
    Have you thought of buying your own gym equipment ? You can quite often get some really good items extremely cheap on EBay .. Also look out for garage sales ..
    Hope you find a solution .. I actually have my own. Gym equipment set up in a room of my home .. I think all together. It cost me about $100.00 .. I have a treadmill . Resistance bands, stability ball , weights, and a recumberant bike .. I also have a peddler which enables me to sit in my lounge chair and Pedal away whilst watching TV ..
    Hugs Susie xx emoticon
    1355 days ago
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