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7/21/13 4:33 P

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Thanks for the tips! I generally wear New Balance or Asics shoes. I find that both brands have a toe box that is wide enough for my feet and offer good arch support. Have been wearing Asics more the past couple of years, although I have a pair of NBs that are too lightweight for running but fine for everyday.

My arches have been falling over the past couple of years. I now need to wear a half size bigger shoes. And I got inserts a year or so ago but they were terrible! I just wasn't able to get used to them and found them very uncomfortable. They were prescribed by my GP and not an orthopedist or podiatrist, so I'm hoping specialist might be able to recommend something better. There are, of course, lots of over-the-counter inserts that I can try.

I've been icing my foot several times a day this weekend and it does give some relief. Doing morning and evening stretches and need to make that a forever habit!

Will still be going to the doctor when I can get an appointment to make sure it's nothing more serious than PF, and to get a prescription for some PT.

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7/21/13 8:37 A

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Welcome to the team! You may want to try New Balance shoes. The higher the number the better the support. You may even want to use arch supports. Also, my doctor recommends that you change your shoes out every 6 months. This has helped me out with my PF. I also lost weight and that helped me with my PF too. So my PF isn't as bad as it was before.

Some other things you may want to try is the PF exercises and icing your feet with a water bottle frozen. You can even get golf balls and roll them around your heels. This helps as well with the PF. These are just suggestions to help you with your PF.


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7/21/13 7:27 A

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Welcome to the team. You are absolutely right- shoes can make a HUGE difference!

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7/21/13 7:18 A

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Have been having some problems with feet and legs since the hot weather started, but was mostly attributing it to veins and water retention. But a few days ago, I got up and couldn't put weight on my right foot. Did a bit of research and have self-diagnosed PF but will go to the doctor tomorrow (if I can get an appointment) to have it checked out. I haven't been running lately, but doing a lot of walking since I don't have a car right now. Wrong shoes are probably a big culprit.

So, I've already gleaned a lot of good information from reading team members coping strategies and am optimistic about recovery...but it is definitely going to be a challenge! Glad to have the support offered here!

Edited by: ZELLAZM at: 7/21/2013 (07:19)
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