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The Positive of a Negative

Selkie2012-08-02 04:25:54 +0000 #1
Most of you are probably aware that I have been suffering from Plantar Fasciitis and am slowly recovering. Tomorrow will mark 8 weeks since the onset of this particular hellish affliction, and while I'm getting better, I've still got a way to go.

I believe that good things can come out of bad fortune. While I am disappointed that I will not go back to running, I am very happy to be regaining the swimmer's muscles that I lost when is got back into running! In addition, I am back to rowing, something I used to love to do.

I miss taking long walks but I'm sure that it's only a matter of time before I can do that again.

Injuries are the pits. But they offer us opportunities to discover new or rediscover old activities, and they give you a chance to get stronger---physically and mentally.
Tri Girl2012-08-02 04:36:04 +0000 #2
Glad you're on the mend. Totally agree about injuries opening up new doors/opportunities!

Hope it keeps healing, and that you keep loving the new avenues you've taken because of it. And don't rule out running forever. A friend had a horrid case of PF. Her orthopedic put her in a cast for 8 weeks, and she fully recovered (after about a year) and is back to running marathons pain-free.
salsabike2012-08-02 05:08:18 +0000 #3
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Originally Posted by Selkie

Most of you are probably aware that I have been suffering from Plantar Fasciitis and am slowly recovering. Tomorrow will mark 8 weeks since the onset of this particular hellish affliction, and while I'm getting better, I've still got a way to go.

I believe that good things can come out of bad fortune. While I am disappointed that I will not go back to running, I am very happy to be regaining the swimmer's muscles that I lost when is got back into running! In addition, I am back to rowing, something I used to love to do.

I miss taking long walks but I'm sure that it's only a matter of time before I can do that again.

Injuries are the pits. But they offer us opportunities to discover new or rediscover old activities, and they give you a chance to get stronger---physically and mentally.

Lovely post.
ezrida2012-08-02 05:19:24 +0000 #4
Hi

For me it all started with plantar fasciitis. The best cardio exercise for someone with plantar fasciitis is swimming and riding a bicycle. I used to run and I got plantar fasciitis I was very frustrated and eventually I started to swim and cycle. Slowly I got better with my PF and I ended up as a triathlete. I have finished my first olympic triathlon race two months ago. It did not all happen in one day - I am talking about 3 years now.

There are many things you can do to treat your PF although I understood that treatment efficiency is very individual. If something works for one it will not necessarily work for the other.

I have found plantar fasciitis taping: www.plantar-fasciiti...asciitis_taping.html very useful. Taping will keep your foot from getting injured again and will help you get through your daily routine and exercises.

Good luck

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