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ALLMEIN2010 Posts: 898
10/4/07 10:40 P

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Thanks losnit - and all others. I've finally decided to invest in a new pair of shoes, use Holly's method of 10 min increments, water, and tapes until they feel better and/or I lose enough to be painfree. emoticon

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LOSNIT Posts: 65
10/4/07 8:01 P

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Try swimming if you can, until you lose some weight.

hope it stops hurting soon.

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9/25/07 2:34 A

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Lily, thanks for the website. I plan on checking it out. I have plantar fasciitis also. I had some relief when I was going to physical therapy for it, but it has really started acting up again. The other alternative for me is injections in the heel.
I developed my plantar fasciitis after I had knee surgery. My physical therapist said that it was probably caused because I was limping and compensating for the other leg, The one I had surgery on.

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ALLMEIN2010 Posts: 898
9/20/07 10:29 P

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emoticon Lilly; I'll look into that as well!

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9/20/07 5:21 P

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I have foot pain as well, I went to the doctor over a month ago and she said it was Plantar Ficiitis. It hurts mostly in the heel, and more so when you first get up in the morning.

I've read up on it and of course first assumed it was because I was over weight as well...but that isn't always the case.

I needed better shoes too, and losing weight can't hurt!

I found a website that you can search for solutions by condition - www.footsmart.com. It helped too.

Good luck!

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9/20/07 10:29 A

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Michele..congrats on losing..thats GREAT!! Just stick with it..i'm confident the pain will ease. They thought i had bone spurs in my heels from the pain, but xrays showed nothing. as long as you have had it checked out i'm betting it will be a thing of the past soon!!
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ALLMEIN2010 Posts: 898
9/20/07 9:39 A

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Thanks all, again. I didn't workout last night (weigh in, and I lost!! :), but I'm going tonight so we'll see how it goes. Switching it up a little is exactly how I was going to go about it; 15 minutes ellipical (or see how far w/o pain), then go to bike or something. I also do swim at the end too, but sometimes pool is busy w/swim lessons, so that'll depend.

As far as the gels, unfortunately because I now have these orthotics, I can't put anything else in. Orthotics are a special made mold in the bottom of your shoe to help w/chronic foot pain. My daughter needed them when she had problems during track season, and I received them about a year ago. Even tho my dr told me my weight is not the problem for why I need them, I don't agree, but only time will tell.

Once again, thanks so much to all for the advice, and I'll give it a shot tonight! Have a great day!

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9/19/07 9:45 P

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I too had foot pain when I started to exercise regularly (just two months ago). Now it doesn't happen nearly as often. I found that mixing up my workouts and keeping everything as low impact as possible really helped. I alternate walking, elliptically machine/stationary bike, water aerobics and low-impact aerobics. I also started out at 20 minutes and worked up to more. I also started with two new pairs of sneakers since my old ones had been worn quite a bit. Thus, trying shoe inserts might not be such as bad idea.

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Hi Michele...i LOVE it. but now its too easy for me!! we just got the one with the resistance pistons..now its not easy any more..lol

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ALLMEIN2010 Posts: 898
9/19/07 2:14 P

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Holly, thanks so much for the info; I knew someone out there had to have experienced this!

I first had to look up what a gazelle was (I thought it was a medical condition!). How do you like it? I've seen those and wondered myself. It seems very similar to an elliptical.

I'll give your suggestion a try. emoticon

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9/19/07 1:16 P

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Michele..i have a gazelle and had this problem, too. I called the help line, and the trainer there said i KNOW it hurts...and it will until you get used to it. Try doing 3 10 minute workouts a day until a 10 doesnt hurt..then increase in 5 min intervals until the pain is gone. lo and behold she was right!!! She also told me that 3 10's works out to the same as 30 mins..only problem is keeping your cardiac levels up. but we all have to work TOWARDS this. It only took about a week and a half for me to do full workouts..now i do an hour at a time with no problems or pain.
Good luck!!
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9/19/07 9:37 A

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Well, I am no expert but I was wondering if you have tried those gel cushion inserts? Seems like anything to cushion the soles of your feet more would be helpful.

I have arthritis in my feet very badly I find wearing shoes with cork soles gives me the best comfort.

The other suggestion, try water programs, water aerobics is great for people with leg and feet problems because they are so low iimpact (on the feet). Good Luck!

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ALLMEIN2010 Posts: 898
9/18/07 11:33 P

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I've recently started going to the gym again, but a previous problem is already starting to bother me. The bottom of my feet hurt when I'm on the elliptical and/or treadmill. I'm 5'3" and need to lose about half of what I currently weigh, so I'm just guessing it's too much weight for my feet to handle.

My daughter (an exercise science major) says I just need better shoes. The two pairs I wear (mainly for exercise only; not for casual use) are New Balance, which are supposed to be one of the best. Problems like this are so hard because once you buy the shoe and start using it, it's not like you can really return it!

I did have a problem last year where I saw a podiatrist and received orthotics, which I put in my running shoes, and I've been thru physical therapy for the constant pain I was having, but this is different.

Has anyone else had this problem, and what, if any, shoes may have helped you? I know I may just have to 'grin and bear it' till the weight comes down, but I'm hoping someone has advice ont his subject.

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