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It's a double edged sword

Since I'm being a post whore tonight, I'll ask if anyone has had any experience with plantar fasciitis? We recently got an exercise bike, and a couple of times last week I did quite a bit of franctic biking. This weekend, my right heel started hurting every time I put my foot down. It hurts right where the heel meets the arch, towards the inside. It was pretty bad yesterday, but I took it easy and put ice on it. Last night, I was feeling just fine. Today, it started hurting a little, and I was out so I started walking on the ball of my foot. It got worse...and worse. I've got it up, with ice, and started looking up some things. It sounds just like plantar fasciitis, caused by the sudden increase in exercise.

Unfortunately, along with the ice, and some calf stretching, everything says rest. In other words, take it a bit easier on the biking. I really wanted to INCREASE the biking if we're going out Friday night and I'm wearing a slinky dress. I WILL work my arms, though. No way around it. :)

Anyone? Anyone?


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Sep. 20th, 2005 03:43 am (UTC)
I had plantar fascitis due to sudden weight gain. Mine felt like more in the arch of my foot. If I was resting for a period of time...like watching TV, and then stood up it felt like walking on glass for a brief few moments and then it slowly stretches back out again. Rinse, wash, repeat every time you sat down longer than 30 minutes.

Stretching helps. Lunges were great. Ibuprofen did no good. Weight loss helped as well. Do not wear high heels. Wear flats or gym shoes only and that should help too if it is plantar fascitis.

The way it was explained to me was that walking on the ball of your foot would HELP alleviate pain not make it worse. So, it doesn't sound like it to me, but maybe it has a broader definition than what I experienced.
Sep. 20th, 2005 04:03 am (UTC)
Dang, maybe that isn't it then! I was hoping it was something somewhat simple. Ah, well, I certainly hope it goes away soon. I'll keep looking. If it gets worse, I'll go in and have it looked at.
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