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Old 01-16-20, 08:29 PM
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Plantar fascia

What are your techniques for fixing this issue? Thanks in advance.

Iím using the tennis ball today and planning on getting some lacrosse balls tomorrow and trying those to help losen the foot up.
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Put a bowl or bucket of ice water somewhere where you can stick your foot in it and leave it there for as long as possible (15-30 minutes). I used a regular hardball baseball for the massaging. Once you have soaked your foot, take it out and t put your heal on top of the ball and start making circles.

After having this for about a year and not knowing what it was I went and saw a podiatrist. These were his instructions and it worked for me. In under 2 weeks I was cured.
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Originally Posted by TakingMyTime
Put a bowl or bucket of ice water somewhere where you can stick your foot in it and leave it there for as long as possible (15-30 minutes). I used a regular hardball baseball for the massaging. Once you have soaked your foot, take it out and t put your heal on top of the ball and start making circles.

After having this for about a year and not knowing what it was I went and saw a podiatrist. These were his instructions and it worked for me. In under 2 weeks I was cured.


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Tried all the exercises-and orthotics anti-inflammatory pain reliever. Nothing worked except a cortisone shot. One shot and it went away and 3 years later still hasn't returned.
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I got one of those boots to wear when sleeping, to hold the ankle at 90 degrees. Almost immediate relief the next morning. Wore it until the pain was completely gone, then I continued with it for a few months just because I never wanted to experience that again. That was almost 9 years ago now. So far so good.
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The treatment is often determined by "what kind or what is causing the plantar fasciitis. For instance, the cause can lie in your plantar fascia or your plantar fasciitis can be caused by tight and irritated fascia in the calf that refers pain to the plantar fascia.

If the cause is in the foot it is usually, not only, rooted in the fascia attachment to the medial part of the foot at the heal. A corticoid steroid shot will often do it. If you get a shot you may or may not need to rest the foot heel a bit. Sometimes the fascia needs rehabilitating and the actual best treatment is to wear very high heel shoes or boots, like a cowboy boot heel. All the fascia in your body, yeah, all of it, is all connected to each other.
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I lost 140 pounds and it cleared right up.
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The plantar fascia is the tissue. Assume he means plantar fasciitis, which is inflammation of that tissue. Stretch the calf 24/7. My ortho suggested one trick while at work: Stretch every time the phone rings and every time you get an email. And stretch before you get out of bed in the morning if it bad when you wake up.
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This past year I finally got it cleared up. Rollers on the calves, extensively. Foot stretches. Also, when you are sitting take a hand towel and start scrunching it with your toes. I also have a spiked ball I roll the bottom of the foot on. As to cause, mine was running related, but some applies elsewhere. Shoes do make a difference, I was only running in minimalist. On the bike, check seat height and how this affects the foot angle at the ankle. Nothing is overnight, it is a process.
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I fill a half-liter pop bottle with water and freeze it, then roll my socked foot on it a time or two each day. Stretching at night helps too -- in some ways plantar faciitis is similar to a sore Achilles tendon - it's an injury caused by not keeping the tendons loose. Wearing a Strassburg Sock at night might help.
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I installed 3/8" heel lifts in all of my shoes. That plus doing heel-drop stretches eliminated the pain within a few months. Hasn't returned for over 10 years.
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Originally Posted by Moe Zhoost
That plus doing heel-drop stretches eliminated the pain within a few months. Hasn't returned for over 10 years.
Another good exercise my ortho recommended. I used the bottom stair in my house since there is a railing I could hold onto.
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I got it wearing a pair of Gel insole shoes for a week. I have a high instep so that was my mistake. Went to a podiatrist. The cordisone shot was a possible fix but I did the stretching, tape and ball message route. Doc showed me how to do the tape. Oh also changed shoes before going to the Doc. Did not help. Took over a year to get right. Also can go barefoot. Along the way I Got Powerstep Protech Control inserts for my shoes. The non prescription versions off Amazon. Tried others. Hope you get well. And after stretching I could still ride.
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Originally Posted by FlMTNdude
This past year I finally got it cleared up. Rollers on the calves, extensively. Foot stretches. Also, when you are sitting take a hand towel and start scrunching it with your toes. I also have a spiked ball I roll the bottom of the foot on. As to cause, mine was running related, but some applies elsewhere. Shoes do make a difference, I was only running in minimalist. On the bike, check seat height and how this affects the foot angle at the ankle. Nothing is overnight, it is a process.
great info?

roller balls appear to be helping me sone
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Plantar Fasciitis is all in the foot between the heel and toes. The tissue that connects the heel to the toes is where the problem is. The tissue relaxes or shortens when you sleep.When you get out of bed and walk the tissue tears and tries to pull away from the bone. This is also the cause of heel spurs. The bone tries to repair the tear and grows out to the tissue causing the spur. You need to stretch the tissue before walking so it doesn't tear. Rolling your foot on a ball or soup can( I use a cast iron dumb bell) before you walk will stretch the tissue without tearing. If you walk before stretching the damage is done and you will have pain until you let the tissue completely relax and repair itself. Shoe inserts for Plantar Fasciitis help too, but you need to stretch before you walk.
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Originally Posted by Rajflyboy
great info?

roller balls appear to be helping me sone

I know this won't be a popular answer, but some sort of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory like Motrin or aspirin are a good idea in conjunction with all of the above. Tylenol is absolutely useless here as it is not anti-inflammatory.
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Originally Posted by livedarklions
I know this won't be a popular answer, but some sort of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory like Motrin or aspirin are a good idea in conjunction with all of the above. Tylenol is absolutely useless here as it is not anti-inflammatory.
Vitamin I deficiency.

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I have had good luck using/sleeping in a 'night splint.' I had tried the Strousburgh sock, but didn't like the way it pulled my toes up...which became uncomfortable rather quickly.

https://www.amazon.com/Pro-Tec-Athle...77808258&psc=1

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Originally Posted by livedarklions
I know this won't be a popular answer, but some sort of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory like Motrin or aspirin are a good idea in conjunction with all of the above. Tylenol is absolutely useless here as it is not anti-inflammatory.


but I donít mind pain and suffering (thatís part of bicycle riding)
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Originally Posted by Rajflyboy


but I donít mind pain and suffering (thatís part of bicycle riding)

When my feet have been bad, bicycling might be just about the least painful thing I could do.

I'm strictly a platform pedal guy, in part because I find shifting my foot position from time to time is actually a good comfort measure on a really long ride.

A little pain goes with any physical activity, but I ain't into suffering. If I really want to suffer, i'll listen to the music at my gym. Whoever programs it has a thing for Brittany Spears,
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Originally Posted by livedarklions
When my feet have been bad, bicycling might be just about the least painful thing I could do.

I'm strictly a platform pedal guy, in part because I find shifting my foot position from time to time is actually a good comfort measure on a really long ride.

A little pain goes with any physical activity, but I ain't into suffering. If I really want to suffer, i'll listen to the music at my gym. Whoever programs it has a thing for Brittany Spears,
Flat pedals do help me with this. Clipping in has been more painful. I donít know if Iím good enough to do a 30 mile group road ride with flats. I might be a mile or two behind the pack.
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I suffered with plantar fasciitis for about five years. I tried the night time boot, stair stretch, golf ball, frozen water bottle, etc. Nothing helped. I gave up hiking. I couldn't stand up at work. I took a lot of ibuprofen. I finally stumbled on a video on youtube. If you search for 'athlean x plantar fasciitis' you can find it. Out of desperation I tried the simple stretch explained in the video. After about two weeks of stretching my plantar fasciitis was almost completely gone. Also, I use Dr. Scholls Plantar Fasciitis insoles in all of my shoes.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz
The plantar fascia is the tissue. Assume he means plantar fasciitis, which is inflammation of that tissue. Stretch the calf 24/7. My ortho suggested one trick while at work: Stretch every time the phone rings and every time you get an email. And stretch before you get out of bed in the morning if it bad when you wake up.
+1

I would also like to include a product that helps is Aspercream to help relieve inflammation. I would also go to Amazon and get superfeet insoles. If you are wearing hard cycling shoes, ditch them fast or you'll never get better!
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I've found that push ups help a lot
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I've found that push ups help a lot
i like pushups

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