New YouTube Video – “Plantar Fasciitis Sucks! My Experiences with Foot Pain”

Since I have openly talked about some of my health problems and how they affect my life, I have had a few people ask me how I developed the foot condition plantar fasciitis and why it limits the kind of jobs I can do. So, I decided to make a vlog video about the pain and problems related to plantar fasciitis and why the condition has greatly affected my personal and professional life. I didn’t make this video to whine or try to get sympathy, I just wanted to share my story in hopes that I can educate people about the condition and let anyone else going through similar problems know that they are not alone.

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5 thoughts on “New YouTube Video – “Plantar Fasciitis Sucks! My Experiences with Foot Pain”

  1. Hello from Israel!

    My plantar fasciitis was alleviated by orthotics. It is a craft rather than exact science, so the solution is not 100% predictable and, fortunately, hardly correlates with the price charged. It is important to find an experienced maker of orthotitcs who can make correct measurements, produce the right kind of orthotics and adjust them, if necessary, after a couple of weeks of breaking in and your adjustment. Don’t go for fancy and expensive pseudo-high-tech materials or sophisticated ways of fitting: a foam imprint of my foot (taken properly – i.e., straight, with all bones aligned correctly) is used to make simple orthotics which consist of about three layers of semi-rigid synthetic materials glued together. Once adjusted, they last for many years and feet any neutral sports shoes that are wide enough to accommodate the insoles.
    Try to find a solution because I think enduring fasciitis can worsen the condition. Well fitting orthotics can also improve your back, so tell your podiatrist (or whoever makes the orthotics) about that problem as well.

    Best of luck,
    Pesach

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    • Thanks for your comment. I once was going to try custom orthotics but at the time I didn’t have medical insurance and couldn’t afford them. I do think I may give them a try now that I do have insurance that would help cover them. Thanks for your input, it is always good to hear about what worked for others.

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  2. Ive been training for a fifty percent marathon (which is Sunday) and I started off emotion the
    arch discomfort two months back. I’ve been ready to do a couple of short runs since then without having soreness, it’s possible just some pulling.
    If I come to feel the suffering during my race Sunday,
    will the discomfort subside at any stage if I consider to run as a result of it to finish?

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    • Hi! Thanks for commenting on my post! I can’t say for sure what your experience will be, but I do know that sometimes when my plantar fasciitis acts up, if my mind and body are otherwise occupied sometimes the pain does become easier to ignore. I wouldn’t say it really goes away until I rest my feet for a long period of time, but sometimes I have gotten used to it and kind of forget about it after awhile. It really depends on the circumstances though and since I have never run a marathon I’m not sure how that would feel.

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    • Hello,

      In my experience* of what probably is moderate fasciitis a pair of well fitted custom made orthotics enabled me to run fast for up to 5 times a week for 30-40 min on each occasion (+ use elliptical cross-trainer 2-3 times a week). The orthotics lasted through about 4 pairs of neutral NB running shoes before I got an injury – and it was not fasciitis, which remains mostly at check by orthotics ever since, but returns if I use regular insoles.

      *I had started from half a year of long fast walks to get conditioned for running.

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