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    • CommentAuthoreschda
    • CommentTimeJun 14th 2010
    I am running and I have a heel pain which my doctor diagnosed as plantar fasciitis. He told me to stop running for the next few weeks.
    What can I do to stay in shape?
    • CommentTimeJun 14th 2010 edited
    Hi eschda
    To stay in shape while you have plantar fasciitis you can swim and ride bicycle.
    Aqua jogging is also a good alternative workout.
    • CommentAuthorRoy
    • CommentTimeJun 18th 2010
    I have special orthotics which I am running with. The orthotics did wonders for me
    • CommentAuthordavid
    • CommentTimeJun 25th 2010 edited
    I had plantar fasciitis for a year. I stopped running for a couple of months.
    For me there is no other sport so I lost my shape, and latter got back to run and to shape.
    • CommentAuthoreschda
    • CommentTimeJul 1st 2010
    Thanks for the advice - I am already feeling better.
    • CommentAuthorRoy
    • CommentTimeJul 3rd 2010
    I had this a year ago. I took a break from running for 6 weeks on my doctor advice and then slowly starting running again. Finally, as the pain went away I was able to increase my mileage again, but I had to be very careful. A month after starting running again I felt as if the pain coming back and just wore my orthotics every time it happened.
    • CommentAuthordavid
    • CommentTimeJul 22nd 2010
    I forgot to mention I am using custom made orthotics all day long and for my running exercises. I thing this is what made the difference for me.
    • CommentAuthorWally
    • CommentTimeJul 25th 2010
    Hi All,
    I have had PF in both feet since completing my first Marathon in April this year. I had a month out after the Marathon, and returned to running in May but I was in a lot of pain so I visited my doctor who told me not to continue running and referred me to see a consultant who also advised me not to run, which I have found hard to deal with, I do cycle, swim and do a core class but every runner will know it not the same. I do the icing by rolling my foot over a bottle and put ice packs on my feet both morning and night, I do foot Stretches have shoe inserts, night splints and see a physio but I feel like its getting worse. My consultant has just done a bone scan from the knee down to rule out any stress fractures I get the results on Tuesday.

    All I want to do is get back to my running!!

    If I don’t have a stress fracture I am tempted to start running again a just deal with the pain, has any one continued running with PF?
    • CommentAuthorWally
    • CommentTimeJul 26th 2010
    Thanks for the advise, I have my bone scan results tomorrow so will wait and see what the results are fingerscrossed I dont have an stress fractures.

    Thanks for the link on taping as that was my next treatment to try.

    Thanks again :)
    • CommentAuthorgogo
    • CommentTimeAug 20th 2010
    for me it was custom made orthotics that solved the problem but I can see here that it did not work for everyone.
    • CommentAuthorsterly
    • CommentTimeSep 11th 2010
    It has been 2-years now since I was diagnosed with plantar fasciitis . I am not running for 2-years, although I did walk up until two months ago.
    I also have a heel spur on my heel bone as my x-ray shows. The spur, plus running and sprint training, is what I think the causation culprit was.
    At the time being I am reduced to rowing. I did not give up yet - I will be back running
    • CommentAuthoradi k.
    • CommentTimeSep 15th 2010 edited
    If you have developed plantar fasciitis you should not take part in any form of running until your foot is fully healed. Many runners tend to ignore plantar fasciitis and continue to run. This kind of attitude can be very dangerous. Proper care of the foot should be taken while running.
    It is recommended to take up exercises such as swimming that do not put much pressure on your feet.
    • CommentAuthormanama
    • CommentTimeSep 16th 2010
    I don't think that anyone but you can answer this including the podiatrists.

    I had plantar fasciitis for 2 years. During that time I tried a lot of the popular remedies. All that time I ran partly.

    The worst case scenario is probably a complete tear.
    • CommentAuthorsteven
    • CommentTimeSep 29th 2010 edited
    I used to run 6-10 miles a day and I got PF. My doctor ordered me to slow down to 2-4 miles a day, prescribed me with custom orthodics and good shoes and also gave me stretching instructions. About six months I could do nothing but the stretching exercises.
    Today I am much better and I am running again although I am not in the same shape ...yet. I am running more carefully and trying not to exaggerate.
    Don't worry - at the end it will cure.
    • CommentAuthorjosh
    • CommentTimeOct 8th 2010
    I stopped running for a few months as my PF got really strong and at that time I started swimming. Actually I can swim very good so I did not start from the beginning.
    Swimming is a very strong and healthy cardio exercise.
    • CommentAuthorwilly
    • CommentTimeOct 26th 2010
    I had a painful case of PF last year when I was training, my podiatrist told me to use heat before I start to run and ice after. It really helped did help me very much. There are stretches that helped me too. But if it gets too bad so swimming is your best bet .
    • CommentAuthorLeo
    • CommentTimeJan 4th 2011
    When I had plantar fasciitis a year ago I stopped running for a about a month - I don't think it did it any good whatsoever. I also bought the foot brace thing that keeps the foot at a stretched position. Combined with stretching exercises (which are listed on this website) I got rid of the heel pain. The foot brace can be difficult to sleep in so I would just take it off for a couple of hours.
    A friend of mine who works all day on his feet ended up with steroid injections which greatly improved his pain.