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FatStorer 03-02-2007 07:38 PM

Walking with Plantar fasciitis Heel spur
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?

justmom 03-02-2007 08:23 PM

Plantar Fasciitis
There are some great exercises that you can do for this. I recommend seeing a podiatrist or your primary for a physical therapy referral after confirming that is the problem.

Sheila53 03-02-2007 08:25 PM

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.

WaterRat 03-02-2007 09:04 PM

I've had PF too, and I agree with Sheila - good shoes are the key! The stretching/icing helps too. Good luck. :)

Ilene 03-03-2007 12:28 AM

My GF has PF and does stretches before and after walking, wears orthotics and had ultrasound therapy when she first went to see her chiropodist...

FatStorer 03-03-2007 11:56 AM

Thanks for the info. I have orthotics and I believe good shoes. I guess I need to put my fear away and just walk.

Thanks Again

EleanorR 03-11-2007 11:29 AM

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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