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    • CommentAuthorjosh
    • CommentTimeOct 16th 2010 edited

    I have plantar fasciitis which was caused by a sudden increase in exercise.

    I was doing lots of walking which helped with my weight-loss. Since the heel pain started my weight-loss has gone out the window! But I must get back on track since weight-loss helps with plantar fasciitis.

    What is a good exercise which would help with weight-loss and will not hurt my feet?

    Can someone who has suffered from plantar fasciitis give me weight-loss tips?

    • CommentTimeOct 19th 2010
    The best cardio exercises for someone who has plantar fasciitis is: swimming, riding bicycle and aqua-jogging. All three does not involve excessive strain on the feet or on the plantar fascia. All three can be preformed in high or moderate heart rate.
    • CommentAuthorsterly
    • CommentTimeOct 20th 2010 edited
    I am rowing at the time being but I will be running again.
    • CommentAuthorsam1
    • CommentTimeNov 23rd 2010
    Hi Josh
    You can use a rowing machine as your cardio exercise. But although it takes some time to recover, PF is cured and you can go back to your old exercise routine.
    • CommentAuthorrogerbom
    • CommentTimeDec 10th 2010
    I had Plantar fasciitis very badly and was not running two years. I was reading many threads in various discussion forums and found that our causes of PF were different and so were the cures. But the thing that did the job for everyone was rest.

    The cause of my Plantar fasciitis was too much too soon without stretching. I have found that this is a classic beginner's mistake. I cured my PF by a combination of a few things: no running for 2 years, wearing a custom-made splint, regular physiotherapy appointments involving ultrasound and massage, a program of strengthening foot exercises and stretches. Today I am stretching routinely.

    When I was back I started walking 10mins twice a week and now I'm about to run my first marathon.

    I think that if you keep running with PF you will only slow down the healing process. The first thing that I was told (in no uncertain terms) was "STOP RUNNING NOW!"

    Swimming is the best alternative cardio for someone with plantar fasciitis.
    • CommentAuthorpica2
    • CommentTimeJan 15th 2011
    I am sorry to tell you this but I am in the same position and I got to the conclusion that I should eat less (or shut my mouth) - no other choice. Since the heal pain started I gained about 5 pounds and I decided - no more! I am counting calories and watching my diet carefully until I will be back running.
    • CommentAuthorsterly
    • CommentTimeApr 30th 2011 edited
    5 years ago I have suffered from plantar fasciitis. I kept running with the pain and it just wouldn't heal. I have decided that it is enough so I did stop and took up cycling for a summer instead. It did finally go away. Today as I feel a little flare up I slow down my exercises and the pain goes away!
    • CommentAuthorJessica
    • CommentTimeApr 30th 2011
    The only cardio the doc said is good for me was stationery bike and swimming.

    I wonder if rowing might be ok because the feet are in a flexed position.

    Try new shoes. If it won't be good for your feet it will be good for your soul.

    Take care - it will go away !
    • CommentAuthorjosh
    • CommentTimeJun 2nd 2011
    Thanks to you all... you really helped me.
    I am better now with my PF. Thanks to my orthotics and your advices I slowly went back to exercise and also lost 6 more pounds.