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Plantar fasciitis

post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 
Ok boot guys... just need some advice 

I foolishly drove 15hrs in a Kia to go on vacation to Myrtle Beach with no cruise control. Jamming my foot into one position really screwed up my rt foot. I have days where I can barely put any weight on it - today is one of them. So I decided to test it and put on my boots and wander around my shop.

I have no pain at all in the boots...

I don't feel any weakness in my foot, it seems to be able to do anything the left can do, and it actually feels better in boots than when its in a running shoe

Is this going to be ok?  Common problem?
post #2 of 6
Do you have special insoles in your boots compared to your running shoes?  I have the same problem, then i got the same insoles for my runners and tightened them properly.
post #3 of 6
Thread Starter 
actually have nothing...  most days its fine, then it hits and I limp like an old man.   Its bad today so i put on my boots - in a normal athletic stance  no pain at all. Just took them off, put on my shoes and can barely walk. My guess is it won't have an effect skiing, since a) the boots don't hurt, and b) there is little weight on the heel
post #4 of 6
Yo Robo,
I've got the same (or similar) thing going.
Plantar Fascitis caused by running in new shoes and made worse  by a pair of dress shoes.
Just bought a new pair of boots yesterday and tried on seven or eight paird, heat molded the winners, wore them around for an hour.
No pain at all for me either.
I've got a podiatrist friend who said he can give me a cortozone shot which makes the problem go away about 80 percent of the time. But I'm trying some home stretching and rest first. Big help if you can keep a golf ball under your desk at work and work your foot hard by rolling the ball under your feet, also try scrunching a towel under your foot, scrunching in with your toes. (Making a fist out of your foot?) Also, they make a boot to sleep in that keeps the tendon stretched and is supposed to help as well.
Good Luck, At least it shouldn't screw with your skiing!
post #5 of 6
I once had a problem like this.  In my case the trigger was a slightly less well controlled than intended sidekick that managed to catch the edge of a kendo shield instead of the nice comfy side of it, so the shield edge kind of damaged my foot instead of the kick damaging a set of ribs.  The doc I eventually went to had me using crutches and taking it easy, not loading the foot ,and gave me some free trial anti inflamatory drugs (feldene I think) he had.  I thought this wasn't working well enough and got a second opinion. 

A shot of cortizone fixed me right up.
post #6 of 6
Silly things can injure your feet. 

I had a mild, but chronic case a few years ago.  I eventually got annoyed enough to go to the doctor, but it was basically "if it gets worse we'll try something."  When I finally realized what I was doing, and quit it, mine healed up pretty quickly.

You know how high-traffic doors sometimes have a metal push plate where your hand goes and a metal kick plate near the floor?  I realized I was opening doors at work by stepping diagonally down on the kick plate.  That was what was keeping my fascia inflamed -- stop the trigger, stop the problem.
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