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Survey Question: How many of you have stairs in or outside your residence?

Posted by Kim B. on 8/19/00 at 17:35 (025828)

I was wondering, I have no stars in or outside my home. So, is that why my calves don't get stretched enough on their own. How many sufferers have PF in spite of the fact that they climb a lot of stairs on a daily basis?

Kim B.


Re: Survey Question: How many of you have stairs in or outside your residence?

Beverly on 8/19/00 at 17:43 (025831)

No stairs at my house... only a tiny step on the porch.
I try to avoid stairs. I thought they'd be difficult.

Beverly


Re: Survey Question: How many of you have stairs in or outside your residence?

Nancy S. on 8/19/00 at 18:01 (025834)

Very interesting question!
No stairs here either.
Correction: There are some stairs to the cellar, but I don't go down there very much -- the laundry machines are down there.
Nancy

Re: Survey Question: How many of you have stairs in or outside your residence?

salina on 8/19/00 at 18:48 (025835)

I am so jealous of yall. I have had massive stairs for the past four years. For three years I had to climb to the second floor just to get to our apartment. AND the laundry room was in the basement, so thats a lot of stair climbing. Now we are in a two story home, so I am still trekking upstairs even more than before. I have decided, even though they are beautiful sometimes, I don't ever want to live in another twostory home again. Its driving me crazy.

Re: Survey Question: How many of you have stairs in or outside your residence?

Kathy on 8/19/00 at 18:53 (025836)

Two short stairs in utility room that leads to garage, PF in both feet.

Re: Survey Question: How many of you have stairs in or outside your residence?

Pauline on 8/19/00 at 19:36 (025838)

I live in a colonial with 14 stairs to the bedrooms. I use them
several times daily. My exercise since PF. PF in both feet.

Re: Living with Stairs

Kim B. on 8/20/00 at 12:01 (025878)

I was actually wondering if having stars could benifit the PF cause the calves get such a work out. On the other hand, if you aren't planting your foot completely on the step as you go up, you could be doing the 'hanging of stair' thing that we have come to believe is not a good stretch for PF. Something think about.

Kim B.


Re: Survey Question: How many of you have stairs in or outside your residence?

Susan S on 8/20/00 at 16:47 (025897)

None at home but lots and lots at work. I do think I am more careful to plant my feet firmly on the steps rather than climbing on my toes.

Re: Survey Question: How many of you have stairs in or outside your residence?

sue on 8/21/00 at 06:49 (025916)

Previously lived in house with two flights of stairs and no foot pain.
Now live in apartment with no stairs and hard floors which I had blamed for the pain!
Will start climbing stairs!

Re: Survey Question: How many of you have stairs in or outside your residence?

john a on 8/21/00 at 15:20 (025932)

Extremely interesting possibility! I have wondered the same thing about lack of stairs contributing to calf atrophy and tightening. I have no stairs in my apartment, and for the past two years, none at work either! (I got PF 17 months ago)

Re: Survey Question: How many of you have stairs in or outside your residence?

Beverly on 8/19/00 at 17:43 (025831)

No stairs at my house... only a tiny step on the porch.
I try to avoid stairs. I thought they'd be difficult.

Beverly


Re: Survey Question: How many of you have stairs in or outside your residence?

Nancy S. on 8/19/00 at 18:01 (025834)

Very interesting question!
No stairs here either.
Correction: There are some stairs to the cellar, but I don't go down there very much -- the laundry machines are down there.
Nancy

Re: Survey Question: How many of you have stairs in or outside your residence?

salina on 8/19/00 at 18:48 (025835)

I am so jealous of yall. I have had massive stairs for the past four years. For three years I had to climb to the second floor just to get to our apartment. AND the laundry room was in the basement, so thats a lot of stair climbing. Now we are in a two story home, so I am still trekking upstairs even more than before. I have decided, even though they are beautiful sometimes, I don't ever want to live in another twostory home again. Its driving me crazy.

Re: Survey Question: How many of you have stairs in or outside your residence?

Kathy on 8/19/00 at 18:53 (025836)

Two short stairs in utility room that leads to garage, PF in both feet.

Re: Survey Question: How many of you have stairs in or outside your residence?

Pauline on 8/19/00 at 19:36 (025838)

I live in a colonial with 14 stairs to the bedrooms. I use them
several times daily. My exercise since PF. PF in both feet.

Re: Living with Stairs

Kim B. on 8/20/00 at 12:01 (025878)

I was actually wondering if having stars could benifit the PF cause the calves get such a work out. On the other hand, if you aren't planting your foot completely on the step as you go up, you could be doing the 'hanging of stair' thing that we have come to believe is not a good stretch for PF. Something think about.

Kim B.


Re: Survey Question: How many of you have stairs in or outside your residence?

Susan S on 8/20/00 at 16:47 (025897)

None at home but lots and lots at work. I do think I am more careful to plant my feet firmly on the steps rather than climbing on my toes.

Re: Survey Question: How many of you have stairs in or outside your residence?

sue on 8/21/00 at 06:49 (025916)

Previously lived in house with two flights of stairs and no foot pain.
Now live in apartment with no stairs and hard floors which I had blamed for the pain!
Will start climbing stairs!

Re: Survey Question: How many of you have stairs in or outside your residence?

john a on 8/21/00 at 15:20 (025932)

Extremely interesting possibility! I have wondered the same thing about lack of stairs contributing to calf atrophy and tightening. I have no stairs in my apartment, and for the past two years, none at work either! (I got PF 17 months ago)