Hiking trails with Plantar Fasciitis

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Posted by Andrea on August 10, 1998 at 23:32:39:
With a two week hiking vacation coming up soon, I am apprehensive about my ability to tromp on the trails with my condition. (I will not be carrying a pack.)

Has anyone had experience with hiking boots, inserts, taping, etc. to manage the pain?

I read about people who continue to run (some for very long distances) with Plantar Fasciitis and am completely amazed. I haven't dared to run or do any serious walking for the past seven months since this condition dramatically worsened.

I religiously ice my foot, wear my Spenco 3/4 hard inserts, strech, and take piroxicam (Feldene) and am feeling pretty good; but the thought of the increased activity has me concerned. I was hoping to be cured by Fall but I can see this is likely to be a long battle. I simply need to get through vacation time and would appreciate any advice.

Thanks for the best information I've found on Plantar Fasciitis on the web, or anywhere else, for that matter.

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