Re: Gloucosamine: haven't been to this site becaue it's working
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Posted by Karl on June 21, 1998 at 23:29:53:
Lisa, Maybe I sould have said I haven't been to this site lately. I, (like you) have been a victum of PF. Either you yourself haven't been to this site before or you haven't notice my postings about a month ago. I was to the point of no running at all. Fortunately, I found this site and have tried many different approaches to treat my PF including the doctor. I'm not saying gloucosamine was a cure, but I started seeing results a few weeks later. I knew of treatments through the running community, and this site helped me confirm a lot of my theories on how to treat PF. In my case, I determined that running must deplete alot of vitamins and minerals from my body, so I supplemented other vitamins and minerals to my diet like calcium, magnisium, and gloucosamine. Understand that PF is the fraying of
the connective tissue to the heel bone. Heel spurs (deposits of calcium) form as a result of PF. PF and Heel Spurs are two different conditions. Gloucosamine is said to rebuild connective tissue and calucium will help strengthen the connection to the bone. I also determined that scar tissue had formed around the pf area due to a small lump in the pf area and I needed to break it down by massaging it every day. It worked. Again, a lot of the treatments I do have been the result of research, trial and error, and just good old common sense. When you do find what is needed to treat your own PF, I believe you need to be consistent. I've worked in a hospital with people who need physical therapy week after week, month afer month, and year after year, but they do get better. It seems most people are looking for an overnight cure and give up when something doesn't work instantly. I hope my insight is helpful to others, especially to you Lisa. I don't think you were trying to be disrespectful, maybe frustrated by your condition. You can refer to me as Karl instead of the writer. Isn't that what we are all doing here?
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