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12/16/13 8:07 P

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I have had PF, or at least I thought I did...foot would hurt horribly. Iced it, heated it, stretched it, rested it. Nothing helped for long. I spend my days on a concrete floor on my feet most of the time. The week of Thanksgiving, it was icy out and I fell down my porch steps and landed on my back. Big bruise hurt for a few days and sore muscles. However, my foot, leg and hip haven't hurt since....maybe you need to visit chiropractor...I can't explain but I guess falling, I adjusted something.

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4/19/13 9:19 P

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thank you so much everybody!

I have been doing some stretches for my calves and feet and it seems to be helping out a lot. No, I am not sure it's positively PF but the pain has been going away lately.

I also did an intense stair-climbing workout, and consciously would try to roll my foot/ankle upward as I went up stairs, and it seems to feel better this way too. Plus, I got my cardio in for that day!

I will make sure I take good care of it, as it sounds like it can be pretty debilitating if I let it go.

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4/17/13 9:12 A

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First of all, are you sure that it's PF? If its been going on for awhile, check with your doctor to rule out other things like tiny stress fractures.

Icing is good for PF.

Strasbourg socks helped me (you wear them at night).

The exercises Nancy gave you are great, whether you have it or not.

Rest, rest, rest. I had it for over two years, and it's not fun. Take care of it now, before it gets too bad to run.

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4/16/13 11:32 P

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Been dealing with it for about 1 1/2 years now. Deal with it now, do not ignore it.

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4/16/13 7:08 P

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I have been dealing with this recently myself, and have found calf stretches to be the most helpful. You should also think about doing non-impact exercises in place of some of your running, like bike riding.
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4/16/13 1:59 P

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Hi,

Try rolling your foot on a frozen water bottle, take a look at this link (see below). My running coach Jay Johnson has me do this routine even though I do not have PF, but to keep my feet flexible. It takes some time to do this, but the more you practice the easier it gets.

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www.coachjayjohnson.com/2012/
08/phil-w
harton-foot-and-ankle-routine/


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4/16/13 1:33 P

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Google it and do some stretching. I've had it 2 seperate times. The first time I ended up with a cortizone shot (last resort) but I was close to 300 lbs and it was just a bad situation. The second time was last year - still fighting it but it is better when I do the stretches 2-3 times a day, ice at night and rest it. I've also found insoles to be a huge help.



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4/16/13 1:27 P

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Hello, I think I have a mild case of plantar fasciitis (pain at the edge of my heel closest to my arch).
I've just been resting it for one day, then running the next day, feeling pain, then resting one day and so on.
Anyone have tips on stretching or other treatments? Should I ice it?
Thanks in advance..

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