Walking is my favorite exercise. However, I have had plantar fasciitis and heel spur, both gotten at ages 43 and 49, on both feet - with complications on one foot at the later age ...
Now I am 59, and quite a bit lighter than I had been. Treatment conservative. Walking slow, AND OUTDOORS, including steep hills.
I limp IN PAIN on a level-graded treadmill at 1.8 mph, after 10 minutes, no matter what my weight, no matter how new my orthotics. I refuse to use a cane while using the treadmill. I am agile and need NO cane to walk outdoors. And it's my favorite price (= $$$$-FREEEEE ...)
Lesser artists borrow, great artists steal.
- Igor Stravinsky
Find a way.
(Said after swimming from Cuba to Key West without fins or shark cages)
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◈ Free Form Dance Team www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
Now 109 pounds less than at age 24–w/o surgery!