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BFWHITEHORSE's Photo BFWHITEHORSE Posts: 96
5/21/12 12:42 A

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Hi everyone,
Thankyou so much for all the replies. I am going to take it slow now and as a start I got my walking done today :)
5k just walking.

However the whole time I guess my brain was in my foot cause I was monitoring every muscle twitch and feel the whole time foot that had been injured. I am just going to do heel raises and toe curls during the day to keep my foot in shape. Hopefully if I can get through this week with 5k (another 3 days to do) then a 2 day rest and then I know I can do the rest without fear.

Going to be very careful and keep my mileage to 5k for another 4 weeks atleast. Also no running just walking / speed walking.

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5/17/12 2:28 P

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Pain in the foot is miserable. I agree that a good supporting shoe is very important. Also doing some stretching exercises for your feet helps. You can do your 5K training as it is your way. Walk at your own pace. You can try to walk on a track at the local high school. These are rubberized and may cause you less pain, but whatever you do, you can do it as you listen to your body and stop before you have pain.

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5/16/12 10:27 P

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I also suffer from that....not fun

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5/16/12 9:42 A

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I had it 2 years ago, went to a poditrist. She said I had it plus a heel spur. She gave me a shot in the foot for the heel spur and told me to never go barefoot again. Except the shower. She said I needed arch support in all my shoes. She also told me about the exercises. I told her I was afraid of stopping my walking, she said I didn't have too. Only for 1 day because of the shot. So I didn't stop and once I got it healed have NEVER had it again. I did the exercises for maybe a week or two but haven't since. I did buy a pair of new balance tennis shoes and some birkenstocks, and NEVER go without my shoes. I have my birkenstocks by my bed and when I get up I slip them on. I hope this helps. Don't stop walking just make sure you get some good shoes with arch support. :-) (and don't ever go barefoot again)

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5/15/12 5:55 P

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I had a bout of plantar fasciitis a couple years ago that went away after a long, enforced rest after knee surgery. It tries to come back now and then, and I go right into doing gastrocnemius stretches several times during the day. I HATE wearing shoes and I didn't find the orthotics were all that helpful. (But that could have been all in my head!) Stretching those muscles at the first sign of recurrence seems to keep it under control for me.

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LYNDALOVES2HIKE's Photo LYNDALOVES2HIKE Posts: 33,955
5/15/12 4:56 P

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Unfortunately, I've had more experience with this than I'd like! So I definitely sympathize and empathize with you! With proper orthotics, foot exercises and [important to keep in mind] weight loss, I haven't had much trouble for the past year but I do need to lose more weight and until I do, I'm afraid it will re-occur. Good luck - go slow - and crank back the number of miles with only slow increases. The reason for that is because plantar fasciitis is created or made worse from over-use. Hope this helps and wish you the best and fastest recovery!

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5/15/12 1:14 P

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I've suffered plantar fasciitis for quite a while and have found great relief with the proper orthodics in my shoes for arch support. Finding the right ones was an exercise in trial and error, and I've found that different types work for standing all day at work as opposed to strenuous activity.

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5/15/12 5:46 A

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I can commiserate with you, I had it a few years ago, and after massage and ultrasound treatment as well as countless exercising of the toe rollups I was able to overcome.

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5/15/12 4:00 A

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I haven't had experience with this before, but I would take it very slow and if you have any pain, stop. Years ago I had tendonitis in the back of my knee and couldn't run for a few weeks. When I was able to run again, I took it slow. It would act up periodically, but it was bearable. I was also able to wear a bandage around my knee which helped. Good Luck!

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5/15/12 1:32 A

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Here I am at a point I thought I would never be in.
Have been stretching and all before my workouts, but, last month after I upped my mileage to 10k, my left foot came down with plantar fasciitis. I was at first wrongly diagnosed with tendonitis and then since the pain was no better after 2 weeks of no activity, I went to another doc who told me it was plantar fasciitis and asked me to use an insole for my walk and to take another 2 weeks off.

So after my almost 4 week no walking period and I am dying to get back. I am no good with working out at home, especially after doing the walking outdoors by the beach its more tough now, but I am trying to do some workout DVD at home to help me reach my goals.
I hope to start my 5k this sunday, as I really , really miss it and hope to take it at a slow and steady pace and build up my speed from there. (I go at about 6kmph at my fastest pace walking.)

The problem is, the fear of the pain (yes it was cripplingly painful) is unnerving me. I dont want to be stuck again like this. So i am trying to take this slow, but the fear is there.
Any suggestions on what I can do and anyone had similar experiences?

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Follow me in my training.
May1st - Feb 1:
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-my next 10K in Nov,
-then a HM in Dec,
-a FM in Jan
-a 72K in Feb.

Aiming to complete within the cut off time.

I can do this!


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