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plantar fasciitis.....

Discussion in 'Diet and Exercise' started by hullmackem, Jul 5, 2017.

  1. hullmackem

    hullmackem Striker

    Jesus H, this isn't nice is it !!

    Apart from stretching, ice and ibuprofen are there any other secret remedies ? Ive not ran for 2 weeks and feel unfit already :lol:
  2. Orthotics? night splints?
  3. hullmackem

    hullmackem Striker

    Bought a night splint last night, hope it works !
  4. Lammy

    Lammy Full Back

    If you want to be posh you can strap it up, there's guides on the internet - but i would really recommend putting some money into proper running trainers as it's usually caused by trainers/shoes being too flat!
  5. duff_man

    duff_man Striker

    It's a right bastard. Doesn't seem to appear at a set point such as after a period of intense training or one of inactivity. Hurts like fuck and last time I had it for a couple if months all in.
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  6. Nero the dog

    Nero the dog Midfield

    Hurts more after resting.
    I had it for months, then changed the shoes I wore for work, seemed to vanish almost overnight.
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  7. leyburnrunner

    leyburnrunner Full Back

    Rolling a tennis ball under your foot and a rest from running.
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  8. wilma56

    wilma56 Full Back

    I use a golf ball, it hurts but seems to work
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  9. hullmackem

    hullmackem Striker

    Aye I've got some, I think it was the trainers I was wearing to get to work in. I've bought a splint, which seems to work.

    Bought some wooden balls off eBay, knacks :lol:
  10. The Great MES

    The Great MES Winger

    Like others are saying try changing your running shoes, I also use a rolling pin as and when
  11. Bagpuss

    Bagpuss Striker

    Had lots of PF problems with the distances I used to run......For many the issue is a lack of flexibility in the calves.....Also be careful of the heel/toe drop in the running shoes you are wearing.....I switched to Hokas which were brilliant to start with, loved the ride but then started getting PF problems.....Didnt realise but the heel/toe drop in the trainers I normally wear are 10 to 12mm.......In the Hokas it was 3-5 mm.......I bought some stick in heel raisers on the advice of a well know Cramlington Trail running shop and never had an issue since.....

    So in short.....Stretching to develop flexibility in your calves and check the drop on shoes.

    Last issue I had was flat feet, this means that the fascia that connects your toes to your heal is always taught and tugs at the connection with the heel (hence the pain).....PF is a problem for many runners with flat feet, motion control trainers on the roads and/or orthotics with a solid instep will help massively....If you have flat feet they take a while to get used to, felt like walking with a golf ball under my instep for first few weeks.

    Also keep a frozen 2 litre bottle of water in your freezer.....When you get back off runs then role it under your foot for 10 mins and it will help take any heat/swelling out of the heel.
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  12. hullmackem

    hullmackem Striker

    Cheers, went for a short run on Friday and the water bottle helped
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  13. BostonCat

    BostonCat Full Back

    Yes - this worked for me too. Hurts like a bastard but did the job.
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  14. D.A

    D.A Striker

    Don't stop running.
    See neil sleeman at platinum physio in coxhoe.
    Foam roll.
    Gan see steve riley at sr acupuncture in sunderland.
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  15. LineMonkey

    LineMonkey Winger

  16. duff_man

    duff_man Striker

  17. redgauntlet

    redgauntlet Striker

    Try some special new trainers or inserts, seemed to improve someone I know. Look online ir ask at sorts shops. I hear Sports Direct have a place for them in the Newcastle store.
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  18. hullmackem

    hullmackem Striker

    Aye, my running trainers support fine. Think it was the others I was wearing.
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  19. AlpineExile

    AlpineExile Striker


    So try drinking tonic water, bitter lemon, Irn Bru. That sort of thing.
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  20. LineMonkey

    LineMonkey Winger


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