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recommended running shoes

Posted by Jackie M. on 3/22/01 at hrmin (042247)

I started feeling pain in my heels, after running for about 1 month in my new shoes. I assume they are the problem, as I have never had heel pain before and have been running for approximately 25 years. I fit all the symptomes of plantar fasciatis, so I will try stretching and ice to recover. But in the meantime, I need to replace my running shoes. Before I go out and spend another $100+ on running shoes, do you recommend any particular shoes over others? I'm sure a lot of other heel spur sufferers are runners and might need similar recommendations. I am a 36 year old female. Height 5'5' and 130 lbs. Thanks a ton!!

Re: recommended running shoes

Julie on 3/23/01 at 02:21 (042258)

Hi Jackie

Are you wanting to replace your running shoes so that you can continue running? I hope not, because if you have plantar fasciitis you should really stop running until it clears up, and that may take time. It's an injury, and it needs time and rest in order to heal. Many people on this website can testify that 'running through the pain' tipped them into chronic, long-lasting PF. Time spent now on healing will be time well spent.

I wouldn't be too quick to blame your pain solely on the new shoes - they may just be the 'straw that broke the camel's back' after 25 years of running. There are many factors that predispose to PF, and you really need a full biomechanical evaluation to determine and deal with the underlying cause, Please see a foot specialist - a podiatrist or sports medicine physician and get an accurate diagnosis so you can put a treatment plan in place.

And read the Heel Pain Book: it has helped lots of us to understand better what's going on with our feet.

All the best

Julie

Re: recommended running shoes

Julie on 3/23/01 at 02:21 (042258)

Hi Jackie

Are you wanting to replace your running shoes so that you can continue running? I hope not, because if you have plantar fasciitis you should really stop running until it clears up, and that may take time. It's an injury, and it needs time and rest in order to heal. Many people on this website can testify that 'running through the pain' tipped them into chronic, long-lasting PF. Time spent now on healing will be time well spent.

I wouldn't be too quick to blame your pain solely on the new shoes - they may just be the 'straw that broke the camel's back' after 25 years of running. There are many factors that predispose to PF, and you really need a full biomechanical evaluation to determine and deal with the underlying cause, Please see a foot specialist - a podiatrist or sports medicine physician and get an accurate diagnosis so you can put a treatment plan in place.

And read the Heel Pain Book: it has helped lots of us to understand better what's going on with our feet.

All the best

Julie