I love New Balance! They're the only athletic shoes I've worn since I broke my left foot the first time. I've only switched them out once a year in the past, but I'm also a lot more active now and was just thinking last week the ones I have now are getting a little worn and they're just about at the six month mark. I also started using SuperFeet inserts back in March and I love them!
I told my internist that my right foot must have finally gotten jealous of all the extra attention my left foot gets!
I'm still waiting to get an appointment with a foot doctor, but I've looked at some of the stretches for PF online and they all look like things I've been doing for years for my other foot to keep up my range of motion. I've been making a point to stretch my calves out really well the last few mornings too and I think that's helping a little, but I'm still hobbling around.
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. I use New Balance arch supports because they are better than Dr. Scholl's. 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 foot with a frozen water bottle. You can even get golf balls and roll them around your heel. You can try picking marbles up with your toes and placing them in a bowl. These help as well with the PF. These are just suggestions to help you with your PF. Your doctor may have some other suggestions.
“Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.” Franklin D. Roosevelt
"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall." Confucius
"God grant me the Serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can, and Wisdom to know the difference." ?
Pounds lost: 105.2
Fitness Minutes: (23,604) Posts: 295 7/31/13 10:26 A
Hi. I was diagnosed with plantar fasciitis in my right foot yesterday. The pain started on Sunday. I'm no stranger to foot pain. Eleven years ago in August, I knocked off part of the heel bone in my left foot, and have a screw holding it together. I fractured my talus a few years later in the same foot and did so much damage there was concern that the bones in my feet might collapse. Luckily that didn't happen, but I walked with a horrible limp for several years until I did some extremely intensive PT about 6 years ago. I still have range of motion issues and constantly battle swelling in that foot.
Since then I've gained a lot of weight. And now I'm trying to do something about that. It's been almost a hundred days, and I've lost almost twenty pounds. But, on Sunday I was struck out of nowhere with foot pain in my right foot, the good one. On Monday I almost couldn't walk at all. I already had an appointment scheduled to see my internist yesterday.
He told me it was plantar fasciitis, but is going to send me to a specialist for to confirm. I'll get a cortisone shot in a few days when they get more in. And we'll go from there.
It's putting an insane amount of stress of my already bad foot.
SparkPeople, SparkCoach, SparkPages, SparkPoints, SparkDiet, SparkAmerica, SparkRecipes, DailySpark, and other marks are trademarks of SparkPeople, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
SPARKPEOPLE is a registered trademark of SparkPeople, Inc. in the United States, European Union, Canada, and Australia. All rights reserved.