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Tiger in Gatorland
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Shoes, lifting, and plantar fasciitis....
So I have PF for about 8 months. I’m trying everything to get rid of it. I took about a two month gym break but didn’t help the PF. I’m moving forward as all my research shows no consistent way of alleviating the problem for everyone. It seems to be finding the thing that will work for you.
So my gym routine is lifting weight to include squats, deads, shoulder press etc.
In shopping for shoes I was sold a pair of Hoka Hoka shoes which are very comfy but I believe not good for lifts because they are squishy and inch thick base.
Are there any shoes that are a happy medium for PF support and lifting? I don’t care if they are sold as cross trainers, running, etc. I can return the Hoka shoes as. I haven’t worn them yet other than to try them on. TIA.

ETA: I may want to start crossfit again after a four year break but waiting on shoulder to heal from labrum surgery in January.
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Shepherd88
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re: Shoes, lifting, and plantar fasciitis....
Certainly not a doctor but from my experience Hoka shoes are meant for very long distance running. The reason so many people are getting PF now a days is due to the amount of support they’re putting under their feet such as Hoka shoes.

I don’t want to tell you so go get some minimal support shoes now that you actually do have it but you need to build support back in your own feet. Try freezing water bottles and rolling your feet on them several times a day.


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BeachDude022
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re: Shoes, lifting, and plantar fasciitis....
By any chance do you have flat feet? I do, so I went to a podiatrist that designed custom orthotics for my shoes. It alleviated my heel pain and shin pain. Haven’t had any issues since.


Tiger in Gatorland
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re: Shoes, lifting, and plantar fasciitis....
I roll a lacrosse ball under my foot and then do set my foot in a bucket of ice twice daily for the last 10 or so days.

I do have a small arch or fairly flat foot.

Yea I’m inclined to take these Hoka shoes back. I shopped at a running/tri store and even though she said they would be good for lifting, I just can’t see how that would be the case.


me1234
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re: Shoes, lifting, and plantar fasciitis....
Are you certain it's pf? Could possibly be a stress fracture


Tiger in Gatorland
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re: Shoes, lifting, and plantar fasciitis....
I had an X-ray and none were identified.


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tigers9898
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re: Shoes, lifting, and plantar fasciitis....
Drop 10 pounds and the PF will go away. Took me 3 years of having PF to realize the more I weighed to worse it got.


Tiger in Gatorland
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re: Shoes, lifting, and plantar fasciitis....
I’m 6’2” and been 225 for at least 5 years.


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LSUSUPERSTAR
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re: Shoes, lifting, and plantar fasciitis....
I wear the Adidas lifting shoes (about $70) and deal with PF. I wear them only in the gym when lifting.


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Farkwad
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re: Shoes, lifting, and plantar fasciitis....
I tried about everything including a bunch of shoes and finally started using these ( PROTALUS ) in all my shoes - even lifting shoes for squats and deads. I quit walking around in Minimus shoes and other zero arch shoes. I tried HOKA and they sucked major ass. I finally went with Brooks Adrenaline and Beast for walking and eventually back to more intense forms of aneorbic activity once the PF stopped. Keep those inserts in and get some good running shoes to wear as your everyday shoes. Stay away from flip flops.


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Pectus
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re: Shoes, lifting, and plantar fasciitis....
No way should you get foot problems from staying in one place/lifting.


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LSUAlum2001
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re: Shoes, lifting, and plantar fasciitis....
I had some knot form in the middle of my right heel that was brutal for 8 months.

Felt like a bone bruise at first and progressively got worse. The pain finally went away after I had ankle surgery (on the opposite ankle) and didn’t do much for about 8-12 weeks. So, my recommendation is to have ankle surgery on the other ankle. 60% of the time it works every time.

Seriously, though, get a tin can of something and freeze it, and pull it out every night and roll the fascia until the area gets numb.

Also, take two lacrosse balls and tape them together into a peanut shape and roll it out a few times during the day.


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drunkenpunkin
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re: Shoes, lifting, and plantar fasciitis....
Stretch your calf and Achilles every day. Pull back on your toes for a minute or so before you even get out of bed. The massages with the ball help the pain, but stretching helps the problem. There are a bunch of PF stretches you can find online. When mine flares up, it can take a few weeks of consistent stretching to make it better. And then I continue stretching to prevent a recurrence. It's only when I stop stretching that it returns. I also tape the foot until it is more bearable. Helps a lot.
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LSUfan20005
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re: Shoes, lifting, and plantar fasciitis....
Seriously- Vans are the best lifting shoes.

Flat, flexible, roomy toe box, and stable - all for $35.

As a flat footed guy who's solved lots of foot problems, you have to develop your feet. Wrapping them in a protective orthotic cocoon will only turn them into hunks of flaccid flesh and your shins will get worse.


Tiger in Gatorland
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re: Shoes, lifting, and plantar fasciitis....
Thanks for all the feedback. I brought the Hoka shoes back and will get something else.
I do roll with a lacrosse ball and then Sit my foot in a bucket of ice. I stretch my toes back and calves and am adding hamstring stretch. Weird how stretching my hamstring I feel it down in my heel. Guess I’ll just continue until something makes it go away.
I have a hiking trip to Yosemite in June and my hope is it will be gone. However if not, I’ll tape it and take ibuprofen and deal with it. As long as I’m active it’s not so awful, it’s sitting still or laying down that tightens it up and makes it hurt.


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prplhze2000
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re: Shoes, lifting, and plantar fasciitis....
Joke damn near killed me. Made me almost unable to walk.


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el Gaucho
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re: Shoes, lifting, and plantar fasciitis....
are you sure it's not fibromyalgia?


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