...does it ever go?
Yep, can I be overdoing this maby and making it worse?
Sorry to hear your hols were a washout (
the weather was actually very good, but people expect you to talk about bad weather in the UK
not sure you are over doing it, keep trying the ice if the area is sore
still going for me
i'm rolling a hard knobbly green plastic ball under my feet as we speak - not sure where i got it from but it's purpose built for pf
also using a cold pad i bought at flm expo - didn't think it would get this much use!
nearly there - i'm training on cross trainer at the gym which sometimes affects the pf but not nearly as much as running and i can't stop training altogether - here's to running again soon
Thanks Footman & PottingShed. If you remember where the ball came from let me know. That sounds great!
Where do I get biofreeze gel? Can you get it at the pharmacy?
i googled it - there you go! Good luck in finding one
I may even have bought it on hols in US
Hi Wacky Racer, many years have past since your post however did the green superfeet help your PF?
Good luck to all of the runners who have P.F, it is bloody horrible injury and i had days when i didnt think it will ever go, then when it did go in my left foot i had the condition in my right foot months later. My advice would be dont stop running with P.F just cut your distance down, I still dont think assics runners done me any favours, i changed to Reebok transition which bend practically in half.
If its any help, my mum (who doesn't run) has had PF. She walks a lot and in stupid shoes which is probably why she has this problem. She saw a physio who gave her foot exercises to do with a tennis ball and then hot-cold therapy. (Two bowls, one with hot water the other with ice, swap feet from one to the other) her PF had been bothering her for about 6-8 months before she started treatment and went away after about a month. She still wears stupid shoes and walks long distances but now does walk barefoot at home and I think this helps.
With regards to the scar tissue, what you need to do is keep your feet moving. Its the same with many ligament injuries, the scar tissue with begin to form again but if you keep breaking it up it shouldn't form in the same way, keep your feet flexible with things like a golf ball or tennis ball and calf raises, walking barefoot and of course foot massage. Don't run until your healed or your just inviting the problem back again. Rest will make a big difference (and sleeping well) but rest does not mean you can't keep moving to keep your feet flexible.
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