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Posted by Rob on 8/01/01 at 06:42 (055041)

Is swimming a good exercise with this injury or will it cause more harm?

Re: Exercise

Julie on 8/01/01 at 10:53 (055064)

Rob, I'm not a doctor. But I am a swimmer. I and most other swimmers here have found swimming to be fine. I recall one or two people with PF and/or TTS saying they thought it made them worse. I suggest you try it and see: if it hurts, then it may not be right for you. But you'll probably find that it's ok. It's excellent all round aerobic and stretching exercise. Go for it!

Re: Exercise

PS on 8/01/01 at 11:24 (055073)

Rob, Rock mentioned some time ago that pushing off the side of the pool with the PF foot wasn't a good idea.

Re: Exercise

Rob on 8/01/01 at 12:35 (055083)

Julie and PS,
Thanks for the info. I'll give it a try and see what happens. Couldn't get any worse. Thanks again.
Rob

Re: Exercise

Julie on 8/01/01 at 13:18 (055090)

Rob - PS was me, posting an afterthought (as is my wont).

I don't remember seeing you posting on the board before - perhaps I'm wrong. Have you read the heel pain book? - that mine of information that has helped so many of us so much?

And have you seen a good podiatrist and been properly examined and diagnosed?

What treatment plan are you following?

Maybe there is more help we can give you - besides advice about swimming.

Re: Exercise

Rob on 8/03/01 at 06:50 (055301)

My family doctor diagnosed me about a month ago. He stated to ice it after a long day and prior to going to bed, heat it. Also, I take celebrex mostly for back pain but he stated it would help with my foot. I noticed that ibuprofin works much better than the celebrex. I haven't read the 'heel pain book' yet but will give it a try. I need to hit the health club and start swimming to see if it will help. Thanks for the info PS.

Re: There are more treatments

Julie on 8/03/01 at 07:51 (055306)

Rob, please make an appointment to see a podiatrist, who will know more than your family doctor about feet. (No disrespect to family doctors, but they are not specialists.) There is much more you can do to help yourself than icing and celebrex or ibuprofen. A good podiatrist will examine you, do a biomechanical assessment of your walking, identify what is causing your PF, and put together a comprehensive treatment package that will help you to heal.

Meanwhile, make sure you always wear good, supportive shoes. Never go barefoot: you'll be re-injuring the fascia with every step. Do read the heel pain book. You will also learn a lot by reading these message boards - there are lots of people here who have been through it and can help you.

Re: Exercise

Nancy N on 8/03/01 at 20:41 (055385)

Rob--

I don't know if you're mixing the Celebrex and ibuprofen or not, but if you are, you should stop. Celebrex has a list of drug internactions a mile long, and other NSAIDS (like ibuprofen) are a big no-no. Check with your pharmacist before you mix anything with Celebrex, just to be on the safe side.

Re: Exercise

Julie on 8/01/01 at 10:53 (055064)

Rob, I'm not a doctor. But I am a swimmer. I and most other swimmers here have found swimming to be fine. I recall one or two people with PF and/or TTS saying they thought it made them worse. I suggest you try it and see: if it hurts, then it may not be right for you. But you'll probably find that it's ok. It's excellent all round aerobic and stretching exercise. Go for it!

Re: Exercise

PS on 8/01/01 at 11:24 (055073)

Rob, Rock mentioned some time ago that pushing off the side of the pool with the PF foot wasn't a good idea.

Re: Exercise

Rob on 8/01/01 at 12:35 (055083)

Julie and PS,
Thanks for the info. I'll give it a try and see what happens. Couldn't get any worse. Thanks again.
Rob

Re: Exercise

Julie on 8/01/01 at 13:18 (055090)

Rob - PS was me, posting an afterthought (as is my wont).

I don't remember seeing you posting on the board before - perhaps I'm wrong. Have you read the heel pain book? - that mine of information that has helped so many of us so much?

And have you seen a good podiatrist and been properly examined and diagnosed?

What treatment plan are you following?

Maybe there is more help we can give you - besides advice about swimming.

Re: Exercise

Rob on 8/03/01 at 06:50 (055301)

My family doctor diagnosed me about a month ago. He stated to ice it after a long day and prior to going to bed, heat it. Also, I take celebrex mostly for back pain but he stated it would help with my foot. I noticed that ibuprofin works much better than the celebrex. I haven't read the 'heel pain book' yet but will give it a try. I need to hit the health club and start swimming to see if it will help. Thanks for the info PS.

Re: There are more treatments

Julie on 8/03/01 at 07:51 (055306)

Rob, please make an appointment to see a podiatrist, who will know more than your family doctor about feet. (No disrespect to family doctors, but they are not specialists.) There is much more you can do to help yourself than icing and celebrex or ibuprofen. A good podiatrist will examine you, do a biomechanical assessment of your walking, identify what is causing your PF, and put together a comprehensive treatment package that will help you to heal.

Meanwhile, make sure you always wear good, supportive shoes. Never go barefoot: you'll be re-injuring the fascia with every step. Do read the heel pain book. You will also learn a lot by reading these message boards - there are lots of people here who have been through it and can help you.

Re: Exercise

Nancy N on 8/03/01 at 20:41 (055385)

Rob--

I don't know if you're mixing the Celebrex and ibuprofen or not, but if you are, you should stop. Celebrex has a list of drug internactions a mile long, and other NSAIDS (like ibuprofen) are a big no-no. Check with your pharmacist before you mix anything with Celebrex, just to be on the safe side.