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11/26/13 12:35 A

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I had it when I was fat and out of shape. Doctor gave me some stretching exercises. It eventually went away. Extremely painful in the morning but the pain faded as the morning progressed.

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11/23/13 5:52 P

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I've had my bouts with plantar fasciitis. I see a specialist (podiatrist) for my feet issues and he has pointed me in the right direction to help the problems I have. One thing that really helped the pf was going to physical therapy. They showed me the right exercises/stretches to do at home and you have to be consistent with them for them to work. I do my exercises/stretches every day. In physical therapy, they did ultrasound massage and manual massage which really helped. Also, with your running shoes, are you going to a special running store to have them properly fit you for a shoe that's right for your foot? Before I did this, I ended up getting injured (2 stress fractures in one foot) and once I did this, it felt like I was walking on brand new feet. It really helps to go and do the tests to see what's best for your feet. You don't even have to buy the shoes there. You get the names of the shoes that would work best for your feet, after trying them on and running with them on on the treadmill they have at these stores, then go online to zappos.com where things are cheaper, and order your shoes there.

Message me if you'd like me to send you a few exercises/stretches to do to help. Good luck!

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11/20/13 11:05 P

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One more vote for the Doctor. I am now on orthotics anytime there is any weight on my feet. I waited WAY to long and will likely be having surgery this year or next. It has been a few months since I sought treatment and the Dr is pretty sure that I have some permanent nerve damage in one foot due to chronic inflammation for almost a full year.

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11/20/13 6:02 P

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I am another one with heel pain that I suspect is undiagnosed PF; I've been able to ward it off (knock wood!) and successfully complete my target race, here's what worked for me:

1) pay attention to shoes...not just running shoes but those you wear the other 12-16 hours of your day. My daytime work shoes may have been a contributing factor (not enough support), although a sudden 2mm change in my running shoes' heel drop probably precipitated the PF

2) rest, stretch and ice. I did this religiously for about a week, and I continue to stretch carefully after each run (wow those calves get REALLY tight!)

3) glucosamine...this might just be voodoo but I read that it can help so i tried it

Good luck on finding your own solution!

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11/19/13 4:25 P

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I'll put in another vote for a doctor visit. Also, besides the good shoe recommendation, there are various exercises that are recommended for PF. You should be able to find a good list of those by googling it.

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11/19/13 2:12 P

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Lauren, I have minor heel pain from time to time, and normally it will go away with rest. From my own experience, when my shoes break down, so do my feet. I have the wave runner by mizuno with lots of cushion. Works for me until they start breaking down.

Last night on a telesummit, Kathrine Switzer recommended orthotics for anyone suffering from PF. On this advice, I am going to seek out a podiatrist who works with the local runners from a group I visited recently.

Good luck.

PS, I got fitted for these running shoes by someone who knew what they were doing. I am not recommending this particular shoe, but, wow, does my foot thank me.

Edited by: MBTEPP at: 11/19/2013 (15:02)
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11/19/13 3:38 A

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No,I know I should. Was hoping it would go away before I had to go.

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11/19/13 1:13 A

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Have you spoken to your doctor?

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11/19/13 1:05 A

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I had heel pain last year and it went away. It came back at the end of September so I stopped running since then and my heel pain felt like it was completely gone for a few weeks so I tried running 10 minutes today. It felt fine while I was running but the rest of the day I had heel pain again. I'm beginning to think I'll never get rid of this. Anyone been through this have any suggestions?

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