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Lee Wynne
Lee Wynne

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How do I recover from Plantar Fasciitis?

It’s affecting my FlowState!

I consider my feet to be fairly brittle. I am flat footed and my feet are narrow.

I have let Plantar Fasciitis creep into my life over the past few years and haven’t yet completed recovered from it 😫.

Here is what I am doing to recover:

  • Stretching, but probably not as much as I should.

  • Wearing heal cups, nearly all the time in my trainers and shoes.

The pain is at its worst when I am sat stationary for about 15 mins and then I get up to walk, but the pain then subsides when I start to walk again.

I don’t feel any pain when my feet are warmed up.

Any guidance greatly appreciated.

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Ben Halpern 🌱

I’ve had plantar fasciitis since I was a teen. Mine manifests as pain mostly in my arch as opposed to heel.

When I was a team athlete I had intense massages from our athletic therapist that worked. Best way to replicate that would be rolling etc. but it’s not incredibly practical.

The other thing that worked for me was taping my foot so it got the right support. Doing this as a hobbyist is kind of impractical but I use compression sleeves which provide a bit of that support.

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Lee Wynne Author

I’ll take a look a taping, thanks for that. I’ll do more rolling too. Do you still suffer now?

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Ben Halpern 🌱

I have way fewer symptoms but I don't think it's massively better. I used to suffer the worst in the offseason when I was squatting 425lbs+ pretty consistently.

These days I don't put as much strain on my arches so I don't have as many symptoms personally but I don't think the issue ever really went away.

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Ben Halpern 🌱

Taping really did help though. My trainers taught me how to do it but I got the hang of doing it myself as part of my routine most of my college athletic career.

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Lee Wynne Author

I am going to give these a try I think..

Pcssole’s 3/4 Orthotic Arch Support Shoe Insoles High Arch Support Insoles for Plantar Fasciitis

amazon.co.uk/dp/B07T9WNKW7/ref=cm_...