- Age 35-54
- 180 lbs
- Injury Status Recovering
- Physical activity per week 8+ hours
- Chronicity 6-18 Months
- Repeat injury? Yes
- Runner No
- Doctor/Care Giver none
My husband and I moved to a house that had hard wood floors, we lived on the first floor with a second condo on the second floor. I have always walked on my heels - my husband calls it's T-rexing - so when we moved I started tip-toeing so I wouldn't 't-rex' on my heels.
I eventually developed PF, but didn't know it was PF. I figured the pain was because I had to walk on tip-toe all the time, and I dealt with it.
It was only by chance that I happened to see Renee Zellwegger on David Letterman talking about 'Plantar Faciitis', and the symptoms they talked about were the same symptoms I had. This was the first I knew there was a name for PF. They also mentioned that it comes and goes without warning.
Leg/foot braces/boots at night were the best things for me. Nothing expensive and it takes a while to get used to them, but they're worth it. I used the braces for about 8 months.
I haven't had PF for a couple of years. I know it's recurring so I stretch my feet whenever I can. No tools or specific exercises - straight legs, relax the legs, turn the legs inward so the the left big toe is pointing to the right big toe. Flex the feet. Keep flexing the feet and turn the pointed to the face. Stretch. Hold it. Roll the foot, stretch, hold it.