I have had shin splints and plantar fasciitis...both took a long time to heal. I got my shin splints from walking fast all the time to keep up with others (I am short) and it got better with Motrin/ice/stretching (took a while though). I got plantar fasciitis while I was training for a half marathon and needed to change out my shoes and apparently my feet didn't like the new ones so I had to stop jogging altogether (several weeks)...then I went back to my old shoes until after the run event. I am horrible with stretching...don't put much time into it since I don't have the patience for it but I am going to try to add strength training and stretching into my routine. Thank you for the ideas.
I developed plantar fasciitis and ( I think) runner's knee, long before I ever started on SP ( work as a cleaner, so I'm on my feet and up and down stairs all day). The foot stretch described here, does work, but you have to keep at it, at least 3 times a day, for a long time. I also found that wearing Skechers Shape ups helped, as the arch support presses right up into your arch, plus, the shape of them also takes the pressure off your heel, which is what becomes agony with PF. The runner's knee only really started to go away once I'd lost 20+ pounds with SP. I've read that every pound of your weight amounts to 3 lbs on your knees, more if you're going up stairs. So now I've taken 66 pounds off my knees!
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