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torn planters fascia and running

Posted by Maureen SC on 7/31/02 at 14:23 (091164)

I have been training for six months for a marathon. In preparation I raced in a half marathon recently during which tore my planters fascia. I am wondering if it is possible for me to continue running or if I need to back off permanently until it is healed.

Re: torn planters fascia and running

Dr. Zuckerman on 7/31/02 at 21:01 (091217)

Got to stop sorry !!

Re: torn planters fascia and running

EKC on 8/01/02 at 08:31 (091253)

Olympic decatholete Dan O'Brien tore his right before the olympics.
He is back in action now. I did a Google search on PF and 'NFL'
and you'd be suprised how may hits I got. Professional athletes
have made comebacks after tearing their PF.
My 2cents... stop runnning and start swimming for as long as it takes.
I wisch I had taken my own advice 4 years ago, when I ran a 1/2 marathon
w/PF and TTS. Still have both today. They are getting slowly better.
Good luck.

Re: torn planters fascia and running

EKC on 8/01/02 at 08:33 (091254)

Oh yeah... With PF, you learn PATIENCE. Put it this way,
would you rather live 1 year without running or FOREVER
with bad feet? Like I said, you will learn patience.

Re: torn planters fascia and running

Tonya O on 8/02/02 at 20:04 (091460)

Doc, what do you think of wearing a cast for 12 weeks for PF?? This is what I'm doing at this time. A podiatrist and an orthopedic surgeon was totally against surgery. The orthopedic put me in the cast, the podiatrist kept giving me shots and anti-inflammatory meds. What is your opinion? Thanks!

Re: torn planters fascia and running

Dr. Zuckerman on 7/31/02 at 21:01 (091217)

Got to stop sorry !!

Re: torn planters fascia and running

EKC on 8/01/02 at 08:31 (091253)

Olympic decatholete Dan O'Brien tore his right before the olympics.
He is back in action now. I did a Google search on PF and 'NFL'
and you'd be suprised how may hits I got. Professional athletes
have made comebacks after tearing their PF.
My 2cents... stop runnning and start swimming for as long as it takes.
I wisch I had taken my own advice 4 years ago, when I ran a 1/2 marathon
w/PF and TTS. Still have both today. They are getting slowly better.
Good luck.

Re: torn planters fascia and running

EKC on 8/01/02 at 08:33 (091254)

Oh yeah... With PF, you learn PATIENCE. Put it this way,
would you rather live 1 year without running or FOREVER
with bad feet? Like I said, you will learn patience.

Re: torn planters fascia and running

Tonya O on 8/02/02 at 20:04 (091460)

Doc, what do you think of wearing a cast for 12 weeks for PF?? This is what I'm doing at this time. A podiatrist and an orthopedic surgeon was totally against surgery. The orthopedic put me in the cast, the podiatrist kept giving me shots and anti-inflammatory meds. What is your opinion? Thanks!