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  1. Uncle Albert

    Uncle Albert Mimimimimi mimimi!!

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    Just when I get settled into a place I can walk to work from, and this sort of symptom crops up.

    Now, I didn't bloat up in the last year, and I do a lot of stretching, so that pretty much narrows it down to running stairs and kickboxing class.

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  2. oldfella1962

    oldfella1962 high speed, low drag

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    Bummer! I think I had something similar (way back when) called a Plantar's Wart. If I remember right I got it burned off with liquid nitrogen.

    I guess this is the next level of severity, where an actual bone is involved, thus requiring surgery.

    You may have to end up using an elliptical for all your cardio (outside of kick boxing class) or else really damage yourself.
  3. Uncle Albert

    Uncle Albert Mimimimimi mimimi!!

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    This is not some skin condition. We're talking about bone and gristle, here.

    I'll probably try some more targeted stretching and ice it when I remember, but for the most part I'm just gonna ignore it. Far as I can tell, all it does is cause pain.
  4. garamet

    garamet "The whole world is watching."

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    Visit to an orthopedist and/or a cushioned shoe insert? :unsure:
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  5. Uncle Albert

    Uncle Albert Mimimimimi mimimi!!

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    No. Don't wanna.

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  6. Ward

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    If it really is plantar fasciitis or it doesn't respond in a week or two to stretching/icing (and not just when he remembers), then this is a good idea.
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    Diacanu Comicmike. Writer

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  8. Uncle Albert

    Uncle Albert Mimimimimi mimimi!!

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    Even if I grind off the bone spur, that's not the cause of the problem.
  9. Jenee

    Jenee Ind. Jenee of Winterfell

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    My mother in law had to have surgery to get hers removed. She was laid up for only a week or two and then she was back to her active self.

    But, she also waited till the last possible minute to do anything and put up with a lot of pain while walking. She said after the surgery that she wished she'd done it sooner.
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    Jenee Ind. Jenee of Winterfell

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    What is it?
  11. Uncle Albert

    Uncle Albert Mimimimimi mimimi!!

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    Well, according to the 20 minutes of internet research that fully qualifies me to diagnose myself, it's actually the muscles and tendons in the arch of my foot pulling from one side, and the calf muscle pulling from the other causing inflammation and pain. Possibly just not stretching my feet and calves enough. I do a lot of bouncing around on the balls of my feet.
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  12. Jenee

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    Certain exercise may help that. My medical discharge from the military was for something very nebulous that no one could tell me what the problem was - but they did have a name for it. Patella-Femoral Pain Syndrome.

    Basically, my two outer quadraqcepts were stronger than the two inner quads, so when I bent my leg at the knew, the outer muscles pulled the patella out of the groove cause pain and infalmation.

    But, I didn't get that answer until after I was out. And the cure was one 6 week session of water aerobics and I've been fine since. Unlike the Army's solution which was surgery.
  13. Uncle Albert

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    First, does it hurt worse when you wake up in the morn? If yes it is plantar fascitis.

    There are a couple of really good stretches for this. They're hard to describe, but a google search should help. If you can't find it, I'll try and locate a good description.
  15. Uncle Albert

    Uncle Albert Mimimimimi mimimi!!

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    Yeah, the "worst in the morning" thing was my biggest clue.

    I already know plenty of stretches, all the way down to my calf. I just never did anything with limbering up the bottom of my foot in mind.

    Incidentally, it's not so bad today. Seems to be the worst the morning after a kickboxing class, which I choose to believe is pure coincidence. The fact that I have a class tonight and will be hobbling to work in the morning has no bearing on this airtight conclusion.
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  16. Tamar Garish

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    Then you get what you deserve when it gets to the point you can't do shit it hurts so bad.

    My mother has this and she was a waitress for 21 years. She got to the point she had to have surgery and she was one of the lucky 50% that is actually helped by it.

    Don't be a stubborn fool...see a foot doctor and find out the proper footwear, exercises and techniques which might help you avoid surgery or large changes to your lifestyle.
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    They do love to cut...good surgeon training I guess.
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    :sob: I don't wanna get old! It sounds like it sucks!
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  19. Uncle Albert

    Uncle Albert Mimimimimi mimimi!!

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    Targeted stretching made a huge improvement. It's not completely gone, but it's definitely diminished down to the "background noise" level of all the rest of my body aches and pains.
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  20. Jenee

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    Great.

    Now can you do something for my situation? Now that I can walk/bike to work, my apartment comlex was bought out and the new owners are raising the rent beyond my means - now I have to move. :(
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    :lol: only if he moves to Chicagoland.
  22. Vignette

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    Do you have "first step" pain? (It's fine at rest, but the first step you take in the morning is painful). It sounds like plantar fasciitis to me and that's one of the most common features.

    Plantar fasciitis can be a chronic condition. My grandmother had it for years and nothing helped (gee I'm a fucking ray of sunshine). Just remember not to avoid walking on your heels. It may feel like you should, but walking on your forefoot will actually aggravate it. Seeing an orthopedist isn't a bad idea, but if you don't want to it won't kill you, it'll just hurt.
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  23. Uncle Albert

    Uncle Albert Mimimimimi mimimi!!

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    My kickboxing instructor: "Lighter on your feet, everyone! Your heels should never touch the ground!"

    And that's on top of the fact that I spend my summers running stairs on the balls of my feet.

    :ramen:

    Well, now that you've said that, my manliness won't let me see a doctor for it.
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  24. Vignette

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    FWIW, I was getting real bad PF and switched shoes and haven't had it since. How old are your running shoes?
  25. Uncle Albert

    Uncle Albert Mimimimimi mimimi!!

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    :lol:

    :backhug:

    Oh, probably 2 or 3 years old by now. I can't usually bring myself to buy new shoes until there isn't enough left of the old ones to cover my feet. :ramen:
  26. Vignette

    Vignette In Limbo

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    Why does this not surprise me? At all.
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    From yesterday morning.





    Read the book it's good and it's helped me to run a lot further on the weekends, which is the only time I run but I'm doing 3-4 miles at a time. When I was running before I didn't really enjoy it and my knees were starting to hurt along with my shins, I went to crappy shoes with just enough to keep me from feeling the sharpest rocks and I'm way better. My archs are getting stronger as my foot is allowed to be a foot, instead of an insulated club. :shrug:

    If its good enough for Olympic long distance runners and the crazies who do the 100 mile runs it's good enough for me. :ramen:
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  29. Stallion

    Stallion Team Euro!

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    Get yourself fitted for proper training shoes that suit the way you walk/run/move. Fitted for the way the foot pronates etc. It makes a big difference!
  30. Uncle Albert

    Uncle Albert Mimimimimi mimimi!!

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    Except for the sort of training where no shoes are worn.