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4/5/12 5:50 P

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Jen, glad to hear the Dr. thinks it can be fixed with PT:)


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4/5/12 10:59 A

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Jen - Hope it's feeling better. Keep us posted.
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4/3/12 1:48 P

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Ok, here's the scoop. The doctor said it was the posterior tibialis and I went to see a Physical Therapist. He worked on my foot for a little while and gave me some exercises to do twice a day. He wants me to get some new shoes and orthotics from the running store. I will see him twice a week till the end of the month. I see the doctor again on May 2nd.

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3/26/12 1:48 P

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Yes, I will. It might not be till late on Wednesday, but I'll let you know the verdict. Thanks!

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3/26/12 10:53 A

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Make sure to come back to this feed so we know more too Jen! Good luck!

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3/25/12 9:01 P

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Yes, I am going to a sports medicine doctor who is also a runner. Should know more Wednesday. Thanks!!

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3/25/12 7:55 P

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I'd suggest a doctor who's familiar with running. My first doc appt. for a foot/leg issue was a primary doc and a waste of time in hindsight. A podiatrist familar with running issues or a sport medicine doctor would be my recommendation.

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3/23/12 2:10 P

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One of my friends from my running group has plantar fasciitis, that what it sounds like to me. Good luck with the doctor.

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3/22/12 8:29 P

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Thanks so much everyone. I emailed a few people in my local running group that I just joined and they recommended a sports doctor to me. He's also a runner. I don't know the people in my running group too much, but they said the same things that you guys are saying. Thanks so much. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that whatever is going on, I have caught it early enough.

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3/22/12 5:13 P

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Jen-You definitely need to go to the doc. I was diagnosed with PF five years ago. I run now due to the right shoes and orthodics. I got because I wore bad shoes and then threw myself into over training. I was off my feet for a couple of weeks. Once I got to the doc got the right equipment and exercise I do well. it was due to flat fee and the fact that my calves are naturally too tight. Follow up with your doc for assistance.

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3/22/12 4:27 P

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Jen, been there, done that and have the scars to show for it. GO TO THE DR! You probably want to see a podiatrist first. If it is PF, rest it, do not walk or run if they make it hurt worse.

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3/22/12 3:25 P

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Thanks. Mine is not that bad at all. But it does get worse when I run. I do not notice it when I walk. Maybe I can get it taken care of before it gets worse.

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3/22/12 3:10 P

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Where's Spark Coach Nancy with her words of wisdom?

I would suggest, as with all injuries, that you listen carefully to your body. If running and walking makes the pain worse then taking a break is the best thing. It certainly would hurt to get checked out by your doctor, since the information you're getting here is no substitute for what a qualified professional, who has examined you can give.

Keep us posted with your progress. If it's any consolation, mine was so bad at one point that I could barely hobble from bed to bathroom each morning, by hopping on one foot and touching the other toes down. I took pain pills daily, just to be able to function. I got really discouraged but am now running again, with minimal discomfort.

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3/22/12 2:55 P

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Oh wow. This was not what I was expecting to hear. I thought maybe you'd recommend some stretches or something.

Thanks so much! Should I go to my general doctor to get this checked out? What about running or walking until I get in to see him?

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3/22/12 2:50 P

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YUP! been there..started when I was pregnant and adding on miles. So, I visited a podiatrist who found that my beautiful arches(esp. the right) fall when striking the ground,mostly running,though walking sometimes,too.
I got fitted with orthotics and make sure to buy running shoes that are meant for over pronators. Good luck!


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3/22/12 12:19 P

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Ouch! I think I know what you're talking about. Do some research on Plantar Fasciitis and see if that fits your symptoms. PF is an inflammatory condition of the foot and can be horribly painful, especially first thing in the morning.

The things that have helped me are: rolling a cold golf ball under my foot. Writing the alphabet with my big toe on the affected foot (stretching). Application of Traumeel anti-inflammatory ointment. Wearing a Strasburg sock overnight. Rest. Time and patience. Motrin, Naprosyn or similar.

I would caution you not to take pain pills before exercising, since the lack of feedback may cause you to overdo things. And of course, if it doesn't get better with home remedies, you will need to see your doctor.

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3/22/12 12:14 P

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Arch pain can be an indicator of a lot of things, overtraining, tight calves, plantar faciitis. Definitely something to explore with your doctor and not ignore.

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Hi Everyone!

I thought I would check in here to get some advice if you don't mind. The last two months or so, my let arch is sore whenever I run. It is not a shooting pain, just enough of a bother to notice. I'm not sure where to start? Should I look into new shoes first? Is there any kind of stretching or exercising I could be doing for my foot? Any suggestions are welcome. Thanks! As a side note, it's just on my left side. The right side has not had any problems.

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