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Aerobics to lose weight .......is it not true

Posted by Madhuri P on 2/26/01 at 02:40 (039878)

I have read the message boards and I am more confused than before. Someone says dont use cross trainers for aerobics, some says use good shoes. I am use cross training aerobic shoes by Adidas but I am not sure whether that is aggravating my problem.......Please help me to understand whats best for me. It seems that losing weight will only help but I was always overweight and so I started aerobics to lose weight but instead of a better feeling, I got plantar fascia.

Re: Aerobics to lose weight ......yes, but not with PF!

Julie on 2/26/01 at 03:33 (039881)

Hello Madhuri

Welcome to the board, and never mind about the shoes - if you have plantar fasciitis you really shouldn't be doing any weight-bearing exercise.

Two thing you should do:

1 Go to the home page and click on the PF Book, print it out and study it for an understanding of PF and ideas on how to deal with it.

2 Go without delay to a doctor who specializes in feet and ankles - a podiatrist or a sports medicine specialist. You need a proper evaluation and diagosis, and help with a treatment programme.

PF is a repetitive motion injury, so the aerobics may have contributed to it. Rest is the first most important line of treatment, so stay off your feet as much as possible. Swimming is a good alternative form of exercise.

Keep reading the message boards - there are lots of people here who have been through it and will help you. But do read the PF Book: it's the best source of information around.

All the best

Julie

Re: Aerobics to lose weight ......yes, but not with PF!

Julie on 2/26/01 at 03:33 (039881)

Hello Madhuri

Welcome to the board, and never mind about the shoes - if you have plantar fasciitis you really shouldn't be doing any weight-bearing exercise.

Two thing you should do:

1 Go to the home page and click on the PF Book, print it out and study it for an understanding of PF and ideas on how to deal with it.

2 Go without delay to a doctor who specializes in feet and ankles - a podiatrist or a sports medicine specialist. You need a proper evaluation and diagosis, and help with a treatment programme.

PF is a repetitive motion injury, so the aerobics may have contributed to it. Rest is the first most important line of treatment, so stay off your feet as much as possible. Swimming is a good alternative form of exercise.

Keep reading the message boards - there are lots of people here who have been through it and will help you. But do read the PF Book: it's the best source of information around.

All the best

Julie