Excercise with PF

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Hello,

I have been diagnosed with this miserable condition - foot pain just where the PF connects to the heel. Have had this for over a month and nothing seems to help, have reduced running, stretching, icing - nothing seems to work 😦 As someone who was keen on running (which I find great for reducing stress / anxiety) can anyone give advice on what exercises I should / shouldn't do ? I have now just about stopped running near altogether and have given indoor football a rest (it hurt the most after this) but would still like to continue to be active.

Many thanks.

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    Have you considered cycling. I have this condition and use my daughters exercise bike with no ill effects.

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      Hi,

      Thank you for reply. Yes - have tried cycling but really have to go like the clappers just to get my heart rate up and working. Can I ask if you have had this problem for long and any tips for trying to be rid of it ? Driving me slowly mad 😦

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      Not really going to see the Physiotherapist on Monday for the first time have to wait and see what she says. I am going walking every week still whether or not She will recommend I continue to do that or not I will find out when I see her.

      Has your cycle some way of turning up how difficult it is or if it's a real cycle could you just not run a higher gear?

      regards

      Stuart

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    Hello,

    I know exactly how you feel when it comes to exercising. Plantar Fasciitis is really an awful thing to have. I have had it for a long time and wish it would just go away. Anyways, try some exercise bike riding and if your feet/foot is hurting afterwards, use some ice for the pain. That is what I do, it does seem to help and try a little walking even if it is just for a few minutes.

    Hope you will feel better eventually. I have my good/bad days, but that is what happens..

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    Crispy, this is a copy of an earlier response I have given on plantar fasciitis: Sorry to hear about your disorder. I am a retired physician and plantar fasciitis patient. I got plantar fasciitis around February 2016. After about four months, it completely resolved.

    Here's what I think. Plantar fasciitis is inflammation of the attachment of the plantar fascia to the heel bone, and/or some minimal tearing of the plantar fascia - just a few fibers - that results, naturally, in inflammation . . . like a "pulled muscle." Inflammation hurts until it heals and resolves.

    So what's so difficult about curing P.F.? Well we walk on it!!! Let's say we take 5000 steps a day. Imagine inflammation of your elbow, (i.e. tennis elbow). Imagine taking your sore "tennis elbow" and wacking it against the wall, 5000 times a day. Think it would heal quickly? I don't either.

    So my cure for plantar fasciitis is cushion, cushion and cushion!!! That's right - cushion the heel. Here's what I did. First, I wore the plantar fasciitis "relief bridge" gel-heel innersole in my shoes - that I got at Walgreen's for about $11. Make sure your innersoles are soft and preferably made of gel. (I plan to use mine indefinitely in my shoes.) Then I wore a pair (usually) of nice thickish sox. On my heel I wore fasciitis therapy wrap padded supports that I got on the internet for about $13. (I don't wear them any more.) So when I had my PF, under my heels I had 3 cushion layers. I wore this about 24 hours a day - except when in the shower or swimming. And after about 4 months, the PF was totally gone. And I would suggest to you, have patience, not surgery.

    That's what I think. I hope this helps you and the many other sufferers of plantar fasciitis. Good Luck to you, doknabox/JerryR

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      You know I have also heard that plantar fasciitis can happen to someone who is overweight as well. Which I am .. but I am going to start working on that right away.

      Too much weight on your feet can make them hurt, I definitely know that for sure.

      Just a thought.. Aimee

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