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First step: Right or left

Posted by Scott on 6/02/99 at 00:00 (007522)

Nearly twice as many left heels as right heels. The theory is that it's caused by more tension in the left heel when we start off walking by putting the right foot forward. So we HAVE to do one more survey. I've got everybody's name down for left or right foot. Now the question is 'Do you start out walking by putting your left or right foot forward?' A good way to check is to sit down and then stand up and start walking. If you didn't answer before or wish to make it clear, say also which foot is more painful.

Scott's answer: Right foot forward always. Left foot hurts worse.

I'm going out of town till thursday night.


Re: First step: Right or left

Roberta on 6/02/99 at 00:00 (007523)

Right foot hurts, I think I put my left foot forward most times, that seems most natural. But I also have other right leg problems - short leg, sciatica that are probably leading to my foot problems.

Re: First step: Right or left

WANDA on 6/02/99 at 00:00 (007529)

Hey Scott my right foot leads off but right now my left foot hurts the worst,I do agree with you on this.

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Bea on 6/02/99 at 00:00 (007535)

Left foot first step, right foot hurts most

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Alison on 6/02/99 at 00:00 (007540)

no message

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MARILYN on 6/02/99 at 00:00 (007541)

LEFT FOOT HURTS;RIGHT HANDED; RIGHT FOOT FIRST!!

Re: First step: Right or left

Nancy M on 6/02/99 at 00:00 (007546)

First step right - PF worse in left - right handed

Re: First step: Right or left

elaine on 6/02/99 at 00:00 (007547)

wow... i'd have never thought of this..but mine's the same as nancy's.

elaine


Re: First step: Right or left

Judy on 6/02/99 at 00:00 (007554)

Right heel worst. Right handed. Step off with right foot. Obviously, very 'right handed':)

Re: First step: Right or left

Sandra Z on 6/03/99 at 00:00 (007557)

right foot worse, right handed, step on left first--but I don't know if I used to step first on left before I hurt my right heel. This survey may not be valid, for some of us probably changed how we walk when we got PF.

Re: First step: Right or left

Jenny Lewis on 6/03/99 at 00:00 (007558)

Right foot spur; right-handed; don't know which foot I lead with - I have just sat down and stood up to walk about 6 times and tried not thinking about it, and it was different each time! So, I'd have to say both feet lead. (not simultaneously of course, I'd fall flat on my face) ;-)



Re: First step: Right or left

Michelle on 6/03/99 at 00:00 (007560)

I have PF in both feet and the left foot hurts a lot more than the right and I start to walk with my right foot.

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Brenda on 6/03/99 at 00:00 (007563)

Start on left foot; right handed; pain in left heel!

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Yvonne C on 6/03/99 at 00:00 (007568)

Left foot first step - left foot worse w/PF - right handed

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lisa on 6/03/99 at 00:00 (007572)

first step right-pf in left heel

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CrabbyAss2 on 6/03/99 at 00:00 (007581)

Right foot first to step off. Marie

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PeggyR on 6/03/99 at 00:00 (007582)

Right first, two years later the left.

Re: First step: Right or left

Roberta on 6/02/99 at 00:00 (007523)

Right foot hurts, I think I put my left foot forward most times, that seems most natural. But I also have other right leg problems - short leg, sciatica that are probably leading to my foot problems.

Re: First step: Right or left

WANDA on 6/02/99 at 00:00 (007529)

Hey Scott my right foot leads off but right now my left foot hurts the worst,I do agree with you on this.

Re: First step: Right or left

Bea on 6/02/99 at 00:00 (007535)

Left foot first step, right foot hurts most

Re: First step: Right or left

Alison on 6/02/99 at 00:00 (007540)

no message

Re: First step: Right or left

MARILYN on 6/02/99 at 00:00 (007541)

LEFT FOOT HURTS;RIGHT HANDED; RIGHT FOOT FIRST!!

Re: First step: Right or left

Nancy M on 6/02/99 at 00:00 (007546)

First step right - PF worse in left - right handed

Re: First step: Right or left

elaine on 6/02/99 at 00:00 (007547)

wow... i'd have never thought of this..but mine's the same as nancy's.

elaine


Re: First step: Right or left

Judy on 6/02/99 at 00:00 (007554)

Right heel worst. Right handed. Step off with right foot. Obviously, very 'right handed':)

Re: First step: Right or left

Sandra Z on 6/03/99 at 00:00 (007557)

right foot worse, right handed, step on left first--but I don't know if I used to step first on left before I hurt my right heel. This survey may not be valid, for some of us probably changed how we walk when we got PF.

Re: First step: Right or left

Jenny Lewis on 6/03/99 at 00:00 (007558)

Right foot spur; right-handed; don't know which foot I lead with - I have just sat down and stood up to walk about 6 times and tried not thinking about it, and it was different each time! So, I'd have to say both feet lead. (not simultaneously of course, I'd fall flat on my face) ;-)



Re: First step: Right or left

Michelle on 6/03/99 at 00:00 (007560)

I have PF in both feet and the left foot hurts a lot more than the right and I start to walk with my right foot.

Re: First step: Right or left

Brenda on 6/03/99 at 00:00 (007563)

Start on left foot; right handed; pain in left heel!

Re: First step: Right or left

Yvonne C on 6/03/99 at 00:00 (007568)

Left foot first step - left foot worse w/PF - right handed

Re: First step: Right or left

lisa on 6/03/99 at 00:00 (007572)

first step right-pf in left heel

Re: First step: Right or left

CrabbyAss2 on 6/03/99 at 00:00 (007581)

Right foot first to step off. Marie

Re: First step: Right or left

PeggyR on 6/03/99 at 00:00 (007582)

Right first, two years later the left.