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Is everyone here FAT?

Posted by Rick on 3/07/03 at 17:57 (112179)

I developed PF about 2 years ago and it lasted about a year.. I gained about 15-20 lbs right before I got PF. I forced myself to use the splint and also to lose weight.. now i'm back to my regular weight (165) and my PF is gone..

Just curious if everyone here is 20 pounds over weight? Now even at 180 I didn't look 'Fat' but I was out of shape.. now back at 165 i'm in good shape and PF is gone.

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Rose M on 3/07/03 at 20:22 (112203)

This is a great question, I have wondered about this. First experienced heel pain during a pregnancy, then four months later I finally went to see a podiatrist when I was still retaining about 20 lbs. of pregnancy weight. He said my feet could not support the extra weight. Problems disappeared when I lost that. The last two years, in spite of working out, it has been defficult to maintain that weight loss.So I was running, working out etc. with an extra 15 lbs. My feet have been screaming! Now sedentary, I am trying to lose the weight to see if it helps. For some people I do think there might be a connection between the two. I also think very athletic people are prone to overuse of the foot and working through the pain.

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Lana R on 3/08/03 at 01:24 (112224)

My oncologist has PF and he is very healthy, fit and very slender.

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Suzanne D on 3/08/03 at 08:21 (112231)

No, not everyone is overweight. Of course it is well-known that one of the contributing factors to PF can be weight gain, and that makes common sense.

However, there are quite a number who have posted here with PF and other foot problems who are slim. Many runners get PF, and I would think that as a group they are thin. Some have even aquired PF AFTER losing weight.

There are probably a significant number of people who have gained some weight after the onset of PF due to their decreased activity. From what I have read, this seems to be more common than weight gain before PF.

Like everything about this disorder, this seems to be a complex issue.

Suzanne :-)

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Mar on 3/08/03 at 08:25 (112232)

Not overwieght and not a runner - 2 classics for PF!! Mar

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Paula S on 3/08/03 at 10:51 (112242)

I'm not fat or old. I'm 32 and have never weighed more than 120 pounds. I've had this for 5 years. But, interestingly enough, I have recently started eating much more healthy (more veggies, less fat/sodium, more fiber) and am exercising more. With these changes, I have noticed that I'm less bloated, especially in my calves and ankles, which has helped my pf.

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BrianJ on 3/08/03 at 12:18 (112256)

I'm five-foot-ten and one hundred fifty pounds, and I've had PF for five years. I did a lot of running and was in great shape, but high-impact sports were my downfall.

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wendyn on 3/08/03 at 17:02 (112288)

Rick - 5 foot 2, 115.7 pounds

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Smith on 3/08/03 at 18:11 (112293)

Are you a horse jockey?

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wendyn on 3/08/03 at 22:18 (112308)

Yes - part time horse jockey, part time wedding cake ornament.

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carynz on 3/08/03 at 23:49 (112314)

and what about wine connisuer? heh

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Mar on 3/09/03 at 15:46 (112349)

Wendyn -

me too - 5ft2, 115lb (not sure about the .7 though!!) Mar

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wendyn on 3/09/03 at 16:11 (112353)

Mar - digital scale at the gym. Today it says 117.0 - must have been too much Greek food Friday night.

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R C on 3/10/03 at 15:43 (112458)

I was slightly on the thin side for many years (being a runner) before I got PF. Then I gained about 22 pounds during a 2.5 year span while fighting the PF. I lost all of it when I started swimming for exercise (actually, I have gained a lot of muscle while losing fat). My body fat percentage is now between 10% and 11% (for reference: 15% for men is considered 'fit', and cardiovascular risks creep in around 20%; 6% and below is unhealthy. For women the percentages are much higher, 22% being considered 'fit'.).

Re: I'm a thinner person with P.F.

Ellen J. on 3/10/03 at 18:20 (112484)

Hi Rick,
I am one of those who is of normal weight so my P.F. was not caused by weight. I was 115 pounds, on the thinner side, and gained 5 pounds from lack of exercise due to having P.F. for 3.5 yrs. I am still not sure what caused my P.F.

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Rose M. on 3/11/03 at 13:22 (112558)

Yes, I got mine after gaining about 10 pounds in a year.

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carmen on 3/12/03 at 08:40 (112638)

5 foot 7' 128 pds.