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Are there exercises I should avoid if I have plantar fascitis?

Are there exercises I should avoid if I have plantar fascitis?

Plantar fasciitis: Any weight bearing exercise can aggregate symptoms if proper stretching is not done first or if shoes do not provide proper support. Symptoms are often aggregated by poor shoe choices when working or going without shoes at home rather than specific exercises. Pain often persists or worsens because of daily activities rather than exercises. If an activity is painful listen to your body and stop. ...Read more

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Can I exercise with plantar fasciitis?

Can I exercise with plantar fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis: Get evaluated by an md, short answer is yes, but need appropriate shoes , inserts and timing, avoid impact exercises when the condition is acute, do a lot of stretching before and after and use night splints to stretch at night. ...Read more

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What are some exercises for plantar fasciitis?

What are some exercises for plantar fasciitis?

Stretching such as: Standing on your toes on a step and then dropping heels below level of toes is great as mentioned in another answer. Something else I have found has helped is take a golf ball or a water bottle (empty a little water out first) and freeze them. Sit in a chair and place either one under your foot and massage foot back and forth on the frozen object. Many people get great relief with this. ...Read more

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I have plantar fasciitis. Is there any exercise i can do if i wish to lose some weight? Thanks.

I have plantar fasciitis. Is there any exercise i can do if i wish to lose some weight? Thanks.

Walking: Add walking to yoga and some weight lifting for best results. Don't try to walk too fast, keep intensity low. Be sure th try to warm up first with warm pack on foot/ feet. Do not walk thru pain though. Alternative would be swimming laps. ...Read more

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With severe osteoposis (secondary), degen discs, plantar fasciitis, what kind of exercises can I do, how can I get back to being healthy&normal?

GET IN THE POOL!: Aqua-exercise is perfect for someone who has the above conditions. It will take the pressure off your back and joints because of the buoyancy of water. It will allow you to both strengthen your muscles and improve range of motion, without aggravating your joints. Good luck! ...Read more

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My body fat is 28%, trying reduce weight and having plantar fasciitis, any recommendation on cardio exercises without hurting my existing condition?

Swim, bike: I suggest you find a good podiatrist in your area as this condition is very common and treatable. This way you can return to walking, running, elliptical machine, etc. There are many treatment modalities that will improve and hopefully resolve plantar fasciitis. For now try biking and swimming, but don't hesitate to get plantar fasciitis treated. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for plantar fasciitis if you want to continue to exercise?

What is the best treatment for plantar fasciitis if you want to continue to exercise?

Get evaluated: See your local Podiatrist for an evaluation. I suggest physical therapy, stretching, icing (10 minutes on/5 off), custom inserts, anti-inflammatory meds. There are also injections which can be done by a Podiatrist which may be effective. ...Read more

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