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Plantar faciitis

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kat Jacobs Jul 12. 7 Replies

Hi there!I am really hoping you can help!  There is so much conflicting information out there, but, I trust your opinion.  A little over a year ago I developed Plantar faciitis. I was running every…Continue

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Kat Jacobs replied to Kat Jacobs's discussion Plantar faciitis
"Yes, understood.  :)  I am doing massage and stretching 3-4 times a day...and more when I can.  The therapy massage is in addition to my own (and to make sure I am doing things correctly).  Thanks again for your help.  It…"
Jul 12
Eric Orton replied to Kat Jacobs's discussion Plantar faciitis
"Keep in mind that it is the daily massaging that is important. One deep massage here and there by a therapist will not be enough and not do much, unless you can do them weekly on top of what you do daily. So again, the key is what YOU do. Keep me…"
Jul 11
Kat Jacobs replied to Kat Jacobs's discussion Plantar faciitis
"I'm on it like a scotch bonnet!  Thank you so much.  I'm getting a deep tissue sports massage on Sunday to help break up adhesions and will do all the things you mention.  Will update!"
Jul 10
Eric Orton replied to Kat Jacobs's discussion Plantar faciitis
"Lets stop everything right now, just to start with a clean slate so you are able to know what is helping. AND, if the calf is the issue, all activity, especially biking will put stress on the calf and keep it tighter, slowing down the process. Your…"
Jul 8
Kat Jacobs replied to Kat Jacobs's discussion Plantar faciitis
"Also, I forgot to ask... riding indoor spin cycle okay?  Or should I stop that as well?"
Jul 6
Kat Jacobs replied to Kat Jacobs's discussion Plantar faciitis
"Thank you so much for responding!  It seems there is a lot of tightness in the calves.  After massaging and wiggling/digging fingers in, it also feels tender along the areas in my picture and in a line more central down the back of the…"
Jul 6
Eric Orton replied to Kat Jacobs's discussion Plantar faciitis
"Hi Kat - PF is so fickle and amazingly frustrating. Lets do this, stop EVERYTHING you are doing so we can have a clean slate to work from. And, also realize PF is not a heel problem. Troubleshoot: Have someone massage your calf and all along…"
Jul 5
Kat Jacobs posted a discussion

Plantar faciitis

Hi there!I am really hoping you can help!  There is so much conflicting information out there, but, I trust your opinion.  A little over a year ago I developed Plantar faciitis. I was running every other to every third day doing 7-9 miles in Innov8s. I did calf stretching, heel dips on steps, picking up Marbles with my toes and standing arch lifts to rehab.  I stopped running and only did indoor cycling (for 4 months-until I was pain free) then, I slowly began to run again.  It is more than a…See More
Jul 4

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How many years have you been running?
25
What is your goal race for the year?
I just want to run injury free, dealing with plantar faciitis again
What is your greatest running accomplishment?
A 24 mile run just for the hell of it when I was 20
What is your "ultimate dream" running goal?
To run Ultras, run very long distances injury free, I just LOVE to RUN. I know I have the stamina and will. If I can cycle acrossEurope going 6-9 hours a day for 2 months...surely I can run all day!

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