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For me, the traditional therapy of icing....

Posted by VioletD on 4/19/00 at 00:00 (019027)

is what I have learned to avoid. You are absolutely right. Just because 98% of those with pf use a certain treatment, it isn't necessarily the right one for you. One of the few recommendations I got from my dr. was to ice. Icing is really important to most sufferers on the board. But, I realized that most times when I iced my feet, my heels would ache worse for days afterward. Maybe I was icing too long, just as you suspect you may have been too ambitious with the stretching. Whatever. I just made up my mind that I was going to skip the icing and concentrate on stretching and massage, both of the feet and calves, and also my hamstrings. In spite of not icing, I have made tremendous progress. Not cured, I know, but I can walk without pain as long as I am careful about slowly stretching out my feet when they feel stiff.