PF foot pain. Advice please.

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Oct 2011
6:18pm, 29 Oct 2011
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Ian M
And then in cases like that it becomes a case of what actually caused teh PF? If you are running in such a way to overload the calves then you are most certainly also overloading the PF. It's just a matter of which one decides to break first...
Oct 2011
6:21pm, 29 Oct 2011
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SuperDave!
All interesting stuff thanks Ian :-)
Oct 2011
6:26pm, 29 Oct 2011
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SuperDave!
He didnt suggest overloading the calves, more that the dropped and twisted pelvis are causing my knee to turn in and my arch is collapsing. My midfoot landing is overloading the already collapsed arch.
Oct 2011
6:29pm, 29 Oct 2011
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Ian M
You are welcome. Often the experts tend to focus on getting us fixed and don't encourage (for whatever reason) people to think about how they use their bodies and learn about possible causes for things - which can be complicated but nevertheless quite interesting too for some. The more you learn about stuff, the more hope it gives you too. Nothing is unfixable, it's just a matter of finding a way forward for you as an individual. People without legs can still run so there shoudl be no problem for most of us just so long as we can find out the cause of injury and try our best to eliminate it.

Often the cause may not be running but what we do all day (walking around). Work shoes are a common cause of issues for example. And of course sitting behind a desk all day does us no good whatsoever.
Oct 2011
6:33pm, 29 Oct 2011
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Ian M
Different specialists will always give you their point of view. They may see things others don't and vice versa...
What's causing the twisted pelvis?

And then we are back to posture, for whatever reason. I bet you could learn to untwist that pelvis after reading a good book on posture.

Oh another great book ... amazon.co.uk
Oct 2011
6:44pm, 29 Oct 2011
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SuperDave!
The twisted pelvis was caused by a sneeze. I was sat awkwardly and it put my back in to spasm. The back was already badly damaged with bulging disc at the time, it probably didn't help. The injured PF came shortly after the spasmed back I always assumed it was down to the limp I developed. Sounds unlikely I know, but it's all true.

I'll post a picture if I can work out how. It's not pretty though. Think Elephant Man and your not far off.
Oct 2011
6:54pm, 29 Oct 2011
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SuperDave!
I can't post the picture, probably for the best it's quite freakish.

Should point out that the limp went as my back improved. Apparently the pelvis never properly straightened out after the spasm.

I am supposed to be seeing my physio again in a week or so I'll make sure I discuss it all with her.
Oct 2011
12:50am, 30 Oct 2011
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Krissie
I have also had a bulging disc and plantar fascitis combination! Both seem to be getting better though it feels like it has been a long and expensive journey of experimenting with what works. I too suffer most on slower runs and with everyday walking. What seems to be working for me at the moment is gel heel and arch support insert in everyday shoes, a stability shoe for general running, and racing flat's/spikes for races and speedwork when my posture seems to be at it's best and I don't find I need any 'help'. I also saw a big improvement in the PF after the advice to make sure I wasn't keeping my heel off the floor, which I was doing and toe spreading to ensure pushing off the midfoot not the toes.

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