An interesting discovery

about my plantar fasciitis!

4 messages
16/03/2009 at 08:57

I've had PF for just under a year now, and I had to stop running for a few months last year, been seen by an NHS podiatrist regularly.  I now wear arch supports all of the time, and seem to spend a fairly high percentage of my free time doing various stretches .

Up until recently I've run in Mizuno Wave Inspires (3's and 4's) but at Christmas I decided to try some Asics (gel 1140's) and alternate them with my Inspires. And whaddya know? I have been on a couple of longer runs in each, and the PF is worse in the Mizunos! Maybe they "caused" it in the first place by being just the wrong shape for my foot, or not supportive enough, or something?

I'm not entirely sure what to do now. I do like to have 2 pairs of shoes to alternate (I seem to gravitate towards deep puddles, my shoes need drying time) so I don't know whether to keep the Mizunos for shorter runs, or get rid of them and buy another pair of Asics. Not exactly flush with cah at the moment! I wonder if there's a market for slightly-used Inspires 4's? 

Anyway - what would you do? Buy more Asics? 

16/03/2009 at 12:08

Hi Cake

Yeah I'm big boned too . If it turns out to be the Mizunos which have given me all this grief I'll be both annoyed and hugely relievd, all at once! Maybe I can get rid of it, finally!!! 

So - now I need a site with an Asics sale on!!

16/03/2009 at 12:19

Ooh fab, thanks! I'll try those I might make it to a Sheffield social run yet!


17/03/2009 at 22:33
Arch supports for Plantar, must help keep the Plantar from retearing. Reason why most people seem to not get rid of it , is because they retear the Plantar in the morning when they put weight on it. I got rid of mine because of  a freak accident and I was bed ridden for 3 weeks.

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