Any wannabe runners with plantar facistis around?

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Aug 30, 2013 11:11pm
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I love "Zombies, run" and would love to participate in that "Run for your life" 5 K race, but I have plantar facitis and all I can do is walk :( Can anyone give me any idea of how to work around it?

31 Aug
My girlfriend has this plantar facitis and the only thing that helps her is acupuncture, but be careful it took us a while to find a good one. Just because they're asian doesn't mean they know what they're doing. Also we buy her basketball shoes now and that helps aswell
31 Aug
I have plantar also... I get steroid injections. They help... but not permanently. My right foot has a nerve out of place just where the shot goes in, so I wait as long as I can stand it before I get that one done. It is truly all I can do to walk aafter a workout or day at work sometimes. I use frozen juice cans (usually bacardi strawberry daquari) to roll and ice the muscles at the same time. On the bright side, if it doesn't work, you can get a bit drunk and try to forget the pain...
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Aug 30, 2013 11:19pm
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Do you have the special shoe inserts to correct your step? If not, you might want to see a specialist so they can prescribe them for you. It does cost quite a sum, though - friend of mine paid hundreds of dollars for them.

Also, you might want to try running a bit more on your toes, see if you can do that. It might even make you run faster than you otherwise would, because your steps would become longer. But in that case, you need to start practicing...
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Aug 30, 2013 11:37pm
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Thanks a lot. I did go to a specialist a while ago and she recommended Superfeet insoles to start with. I sleep with a "foot sling" and that helps to have less pain in the morning. I might need to consider orthopepic insoles though :(

30 Aug
Thanks a lot. I did go to a specialist a while ago and she recommended Superfeet insoles to start with. I sleep with a "foot sling" and that helps to have less pain in the morning. I might need to consider orthopepic insoles though :(
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Aug 31, 2013 1:00am
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Well anything soon

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Aug 31, 2013 3:21pm
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I tell my clients to do a warm epsom salt soak for 15 min then roll your feet on a tennis ball. Before going to bed put vicks vapor rub on your feet and legs. Repeat everyday. It will help and I have clients that swear by it!

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Aug 31, 2013 4:28pm
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Thanks a lot. My podiatrist told me about the injections as an option,  but I don't like the idea and my pain is not so bad... I do the frozen bottle too (when I remember) but I use a coke bottle. Maybe I could start using one of the Bacardi strawberry daikiry... I am sure, if I get to drink it afterwards,  I'll remember to do it more often :P

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Aug 31, 2013 4:33pm
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Thanks, I'll give it a try

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Aug 31, 2013 8:10pm
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Make sure you stretch your calves as often as possible...also put a water bottle in the freezer and every night roll on it for about 10 mins.  Make sure never to walk barefoot.  You can also do self massage to your foot, by crossing the affected leg over your knee so you have access to your foot, with one hand grab your toes and stretch them up and down while the other hand is massaging the plantar(underside) surface of your foot.  If you find painful or tender spots stay there longer until it eases.   Good luck
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Aug 31, 2013 8:52pm
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Aug 31, 2013 8:57pm
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Yup.  I bought stability or motion control sneakers from Asics because I have very low arches so I over pronate  and i also focus on my foot strike so that I force my foot to land with the ball of my foot or mid foot and not the heel. 

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Sep 1, 2013 5:45am
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I don't have plantar fascitis, but I had severs syndrome for a while when I was in gymnastics (the growth plates in my feet grew too fast, and so my Achilles' tendons couldn't keep up, causing them to over stretch whenever I ran. I also have fallen arches (from gymnastics - too much walking on my toes) and so the arches of my feet get super sore whenever I run. I find if I stand on a stair and press my heels towards the ground, it stretches my arches a d my Achilles' tendons at the same time. Also, when I'm sitting I grab one foot at a time and pull my toes toward the front of my leg, which stretches everything out. Good luck! The tennis ball also sounds like a good idea, I might try it myself :)
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Sep 22, 2013 4:29am
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Thanks everyone for your answers. For some reason I didn't get notified when someone comented and I just thought nobody else did... Thanks again.
By the way, what was that about "fake picture"?

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