Jogger's heel / plantar fasciitis and pool

skogstokig

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got this crap last sunday after a day of workout and pool playing. i've had pain all week. anyone experienced in this?

is playing pool off the table?

:sorry:
 

Lawnboy77

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Oh yeah! I know what you are dealing with. I went to a foot specialist about it and he just said buy some “Walk Fit” inserts...which I did, and sure enough, those inserts did the trick for me. You use them with all your shoes, and no flip flops, or bare feet. Just google “Walk Fit”, they are the ones advertised on TV late at night. If that doesn’t do it for you, you probably need to see the foot doctor.
 

garczar

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Sometimes you get lucky and those otc inserts work. Not me. I went the podiatrist route. Kinda pricey but they work.
 

evergruven

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I've had it..it's a pain, but for me, it's been manageable
I do certain stretches these days to keep it at bay
heel raises, toe raises, heel stretches and toe stretches
also self-massage, and with a tennis ball
the trick, I've found, is consistency
do a little exercise every day, and with any luck
your pain will go, and stay, away
 

garczar

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I've had it..it's a pain, but for me, it's been manageable
I do certain stretches these days to keep it at bay
heel raises, toe raises, heel stretches and toe stretches
also self-massage, and with a tennis ball
the trick, I've found, is consistency
do a little exercise every day, and with any luck
your pain will go, and stay, away
All that stuff is fine but you still need orthotics of some kind when you're gonna be on your a feet a while.
 

IbeAnEngineer

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Yep had it on several occasions. It's common with runners. It was originally called policeman's heel because beat cops would come down with it.

As previously mentioned, orthotic inserts will help with the recovery and keep it from coming back. What I bought and it worked for me is a thing called a Strassberg Sock. You can get them at a good running store or online. You put it on when you go to bed and it gently stretches that tissue in the bottom of your foot. What happens with PF is that you go to bed bare footed and the tissue starts to heal and gets tight. Then the first thing you do is get out of bed in your bare feet and you stretch/irritate it all over again. This thing keeps it stretched as you heal.
 

skogstokig

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all good tips, thank you!

what shoes do you recommend?

i think at this point i won't irritate it with any pool playing
 

336Robin

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I've had pins put in my right heel and midfoot. Hoka Shoes saved me. They are cushy, soft and are the best shoes for me on the planet.
 

garczar

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I've had pins put in my right heel and midfoot. Hoka Shoes saved me. They are cushy, soft and are the best shoes for me on the planet.
I have narrow feet. Hoka's are nice but only if you have med to wide feet.
 

Lawnboy77

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Yes sir! New Balance, or Brooks is what I use. From my experience the key though is to remove the stock inserts and put in the Walk-fit inserts. You want thickness/pressure in the arch pretty much all the time right now, even when you are sleeping you can use the velcro wraps made specifically for Plantars Fascitis that wrap around the arches. For my work boots I even use those velcro wraps along with the walk-fit inserts (with the highest setting). Those wraps can be bought at any drug store like CVS, or Walgreens.

I'm an aircraft mechanic, so for 10 hours a day I'm standing on concrete tarmac, or hangar floors and just about all of us old guys have some kind of special arch insert...some of us can get by with OTC, others need the expensive customs from the Pediatrist. It's especially tough on us guys that run and shoot pool.
 

IbeAnEngineer

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all good tips, thank you!

what shoes do you recommend?

i think at this point i won't irritate it with any pool playing

New Balance, Brooks, Asics, Hoka's, Saucony are all great shoes. All of the companies will have comparable models of shoes. Go try some on, chances are that you will like one brand better than the others. Case in point, my wife swears by Brooks shoes and my daughter and I wear Asics. My brother swears by New Balance. A lot of it is personal preference like cues.
 

Korsakoff

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For shoes, check out Mephisto. I began wearing them in the 1990s, and I have quite a few pair. I even wear their sandals, which have the same foot bed as their regular Match series.

I twisted my ankle pretty good one time and saw a foot specialist. He did an x-ray and told me it was a sprain and it would take about 6 weeks to fully heal. He said he would put me in a walking boot, but he saw me wearing Mephisto Match shoes. He said he'd skip the walking boot since I was wearing Mephistos.
 

tusmadpark

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got this crap last sunday after a day of workout and pool playing. i've had pain all week. anyone experienced in this?

is playing pool off the table?

:sorry:


I had it real bad a few years ago. Went to the doctor and go the boot to sleep in. It sucks to sleep in and didn’t help. Inserts helped a bit but rollin my foot on a ball worked like a miracle! Start off with something soft like a racket ball and work your way up through hardens. I still use a baseball every now and then. But come to think of you could use a pool ball!


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alstl

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Depends on how bad it is. I'd get a different pair of jogging shoes. I jogged in NIKE for 30 years but switched to Brooks a few years ago and I haven't had any problems.
 

bbb

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As was mentioned above i think the special Inserts are as much or more important than the shoe
Jmho
 

TATE

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got this crap last sunday after a day of workout and pool playing. i've had pain all week. anyone experienced in this?

is playing pool off the table?

:sorry:

So there are different ways the plantar is injured. If you are in that much pain, the chances are you've had some tissue damage which is different than typical plantar fasciitis. A few months ago, I literally tore mine in the left foot while running without doing appropriate warm up. I knew something was wrong in the middle of the run and the pain just kept getting worse, then afterward it really started. The advice I'm giving is for an injury, not for typical ongoing plantar fasciitis.

Went to the foot doctor and he did an ultrasound, diagnosed a tear. He told me it typically takes about a month for the plantar to heal from an injury. If it is continually re-injured, it will require more. My left plantar tear was almost like the plantar fasciitis surgery they perform. It healed in about 6 weeks and the pressure was relieved. The miracle I experienced was he prescribed the drug Meloxicam for 20 days. This is a major league non-steroidal anti inflammatory, typically used for rhumatoid arthritis. The pain immediatetly disappeared and I had zero pain the entire time I was on it. I went from barely able to stand the pain of walking to zero pain in a few hours. No drowsiness, no side effects.

You can get Meloxicam on this urgent care website, www.callondoc.com - they'll issue a prescription to your local pharmacy. The online visit is $50 and they are very reliable. 15 mg, once a day. Medication will cost whatever your plan normally charges. I highly recommend them.

Pool and all non-impact walking will be fine. Avoid running for at least six weeks and excessive stair climbing. The trick is to put even pressure on the feet during the healing process.

For the future, exercise warm up is to stretch the plantar like you would the quads:

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/324353#plantar-fasciitis-stretches
 
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DynoDan

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Plantar fasciitis: Special stretching exercises, commercial insole inserts, etc. will just put off the inevitable. Bite the bullet and get the surgery. But, be careful about who does it. A friend went to a rural butcher who did it the old fashioned way, and was laid up for a couple weeks. I had an expert podiatrist do the modern ‘scope‘ procedure at a slick outpatient ‘surgery center’, and was up & around the same day. He prescribed custom made orthotic inserts I have been wearing since (20 years), and never had another problem.
 

TATE

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Plantar fasciitis: Special stretching exercises, commercial insole inserts, etc. will just put off the inevitable. Bite the bullet and get the surgery. But, be careful about who does it. A friend went to a rural butcher who did it the old fashioned way, and was laid up for a couple weeks. I had an expert podiatrist do the modern ‘scope‘ procedure at a slick outpatient ‘surgery center’, and was up & around the same day. He prescribed custom made orthotic inserts I have been wearing since (20 years), and never had another problem.

This is good advice for people who have ongoing plantar fascitiis and it affects their daily activities, versus a one time injury I know golfers who like to walk and had the surgery and it worked well for them.
 

Poolmanis

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if u really want to get rid of that nasty Plantar stuff i recommend watching this video and you get all info that u ever need in topic. It was livestream and normal guy is not in place but video is golden. around 1h long
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kulpHDKhP8g&t=

Channel have best info about every topic on injuries and rehab and more.
 
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