How I beat PF and returned to runningPosted by AussieChris on 1/12/05 at 21:15 (167007)
As a serious runner I noticed that a pain was progressively becoming more acute in the underside of my right foot over a number of days.
It become particularly sore in the mornings trying to take those first few steps to the bathroom.
(1)This website was particularly helpful in not only diagnosing my problem before any other medical intervention but also convincing me that a variety of treatment regimes are necessary with some having more benefit for some and less for others.
(2)In the end I am back running after a total of 16 days rest but this was the day after my POWERSTEP inserts arrived.It was also important that I had a night splint that I still use and the one that worked for me came from http://www.thesock.com
(3)One other key step I used was to convince the manager of the local ATHLETES FOOT shop to trade in the new Brookes Adrenalin shoes ( had only 5 or 6 runs in these) for a pair of Brookes Beast which offer maximum arch support. As a flat foot runner with a tendency to overpronate this was a great piece of advice so that I could return to immediate running after a very frustrating period.There was a time during this period where I thought I would have to give up the sport I love.
In the end it is important to get a quick and accurate diagnosis and this did not occur until I found this website.
My Dr could only suggest 'Have a rest it will be better next week'.
To all you PF sufferers who are struggling....NEVER GIVE UP.
Re: How I beat PF and returned to runningRichard, C.Ped on 1/13/05 at 11:47 (167045)
Brooks Beast has no arch support. It is only built up medially for stability.
Re: How I beat PF and returned to runningAussieChris on 1/13/05 at 15:21 (167059)
You really need to get your medication checked mate.
Have a great day and can I suggest if you have nothing of substance to contribute you go out for a run instead.
Re: How I beat PF and returned to runningRichard, C.Ped on 1/13/05 at 15:55 (167063)
Be nice now. What I did not put is that we use Brooks all the time. Take out the insole. there is no arch support at all. Mate.
Re: How I beat PF and returned to runningAussieChris on 1/13/05 at 17:07 (167069)
Points noted and appreciated.
The Beasts are not a light shoe at 600grams ( 1.32lbs ) but they have certainly done the trick so far.The insole on these is rather thick but I will take up your advice and place the Powerstep inserts in their place.
My favourite shoes are my Brooks Racer T3's that I have my Powerstep inserts in.