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Re: Exercising and Stretching

Posted by Ana Maria on 5/24/03 at 19:44 (119839)

P.S. My friend with the Master's Degree in Exercise Physiology was emphatic when she told me about stretching and exercising my feet and calf muscles--do not, do not, do that until you are completely pain-free. The problem with many doctors (unfamiliar with plantar fasciitis) is that they advise you to start stretching the foot and strengthening the calf muscles and if you already have feet problems this will exacerbate the problems. First you have to heal the foot, then you can stretch and strengthen it. It was not until a year later (after getting PF) that I started to stretch and exercise my feet and calf muscles.