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Plantar Fasciitis

Friday, February 22, 2008

Man, just when I'm getting back into the groove of things...

My feet revolt.

I've been "unofficially" diagnosed (by my trainer, waiting for doctor appointment) as having plantar fasciitis (heel spurs). What a painful journey its been! I've been having problems with my feets for more than a month, but as is common to college students, I tried the 'ignore technique' first. And it has come back with a vengeance in a bad way!!!

The pain/discomfort is constant. I feel like an invalid. My school's campus is all hills and my classes are miles apart from each other... or so it seems. I have to be on my feet for 6 hour stretches at work. My friends try to drive me around as much as possible. What did I do to my feet to make them do this???

How does one maintain an exercise routine and weight loss journey/ lifestyle change when one can hardly walk? I am so despondent. This is a worse setback than that dumb cold I caught a while back.

Much weeping is had.
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    I know EXACTLY how you feel. When I was in the Basic Training for the US Army I was diagnosed with plantar fasciitis. I know how painful it is! And the worse thing was that I COULDN'T stop exercising, still had to march, still had to run 2 miles every other day, and still had to pass my Physical Testing. I passed, (running 2 miles in under 18 minutes) with plantar fasciitis, bronchitis, TWO broken legs (3 stress fractures combined), shin splints and a whole other array of problems! If I can do it, YOU can do it! emoticon Keep your head up it could be way worse! You could have no feet at all!!!

    4647 days ago
    Oh my gosh, I think I have this! About a week ago my arch started hurting down toward my heel, plus I often have foot pain first thing in the morning - that's been going on for a few years. Guess I'll have the doctor check it out. I'm glad I came across your blog.

    I hope you've gotten treatment and feel better! Anyway, I just looked it up on Spark A-Z.

    "The outlook is excellent for most people with plantar fasciitis. At least 90% of patients respond either to the first six to eight weeks of conservative therapy or to conservative therapy followed by six to eight weeks of wearing night splints. "
    4745 days ago
    Oh no! I had that once and it is PAINFUL! Eek! So sorry for you. :-( Does your campus have a pool? I think swimming would be great exercise without the strain. Also, you can try to do a lot of ab, butt, and leg stuff that you can do lying on the floor. SP has two good videos (in my favorites) and you could probably find some more. Can you borrow someone's bike? That would make getting around campus easier and alos easier on your feet. Bkiking at the gym might work too without bothering it? Hope you heal soon!
    4803 days ago
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