I developed plantar fasciitis a couple of years ago walking on my treadmill. I would like to walk again, but an concerned about this condition popping up again. Anybody with this problem and how to overcome it?
Make sure you stretch well before you walk, and you might want to ice afterwards just in case. Be sure and wear good fitting, supportive shoes. I overcame my PF by using orthotics and losing weight. I no longer use the orthotics.
I had PF last summer and was in agony, could hardly walk anywhere. It really got me down and I honestly thought I'd never be able to walk distances again. I was advised to lose weight and just couldn't shift it because I couldn't exercise.
In the end though after spending a fortune on different footwear I went to see a consultant and then a physiotherapist who gave me stretching exercises to do and advised me on heel padding in my shoes. The stretches helped loads and I still do them now regularly.
It has now gone and I am still in shock that it has actually gone! So now this last week I started walking again properly for the first time since last June. Am now walking to work, a 30 min walk and no pain.
It's a nasty painful condition though and I hope it soon starts to go for you.
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