Saturday, June 10, 2023

Holiday Gift Guide #3

Take care of your feet!  These massage balls saved mine and keep me hiking.  (5 part series on Plantar Fasciitis on this blog) I keep at least one ball  in my car ALL the time – it lives under the passenger seat. After a hike (IF I’m a passenger of course), I can soothe/fix my […]

Annual Gift Guide for Health and Wellness in 2015

Top of the list again this year.  If you love the outdoors, Bay Nature Magazine is a gift that gives all year long. If you have a skeleton, Dr. Lani’s Bone Health book is a must read.  I waited to read Susan Love’s Breast Book until AFTER I was fighting breast cancer.  Please DO NOT […]

Plantar Fasciitis? Annual Gift Guide Idea for Hikers & Walkers

December 5, 2013 by  
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If you have feet – or know anyone who does – here’s the perfect gift for the hiker or walker in your life!   This inexpensive little item makes the cut every year for our annual gift guide.   Our feet are our foundation.  See tips below for keeping your feet happy using these massage balls.  Also: […]

Plantar Fasciitis: A personal history

August 16, 2010 by  
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Post #1 (read first please) Often people describe classic symptoms and have NO idea that they’re dealing with this debilitating condition. Plantar fasciitis (PF) is painful. Feet are the only joint in the body that flex both ways.  Most joints flex and extend.  Feet dorsi-flex (toes to nose) and plantar flex (point your toes). I […]

Plantar Fasciitis: Innovative ways to cope & recover

August 16, 2010 by  
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Post #2 Feet are the foundation of your body and plantar fasciitis (PF) will STOP you.  It’s devastating for hikers and, while I did all the classic recommendations, I wanted to share some innovative tips I learned along the way: Ice for inflammation Classic: Freeze a water bottle and roll the foot (better and safer […]

Top Tips for Plantar Fasciitis: Preventing Reinjury, Post 3

August 16, 2010 by  
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Post #3 #1 tip that worked for me: One reason PF is so hard to beat is consistent re-injury.  For people who sleep on their sides and tummies, the foot is in plantar flexion all night long.  For back sleepers, the covers often cause plantar flexion.  We wake up and hit the ground running – […]

Tips for Hikers Dealing with Plantar Fasciitis, Post #4

August 16, 2010 by  
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Post #4 Hiking Tip for Plantar Fasciitis:  During my recovery year, when I finished my hike with an uphill climb, my feet were happier.  Why?  They were getting stretched! Going down hill causes tension in the feet.   A long down, followed by a long car ride is even worse than a night in planter flexion. […]

Percussion Therapy for Plantar Fasciitis – Post #5

August 16, 2010 by  
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Post #5 I’ve dealt with Plantar Fasciitis (PF) on a personal level and I’ve also treated it in others.  My Percussor has been magic.  This is a woodworking machine with a special handset developed by an osteopath.  It’s deep, yet gentle, vibration.  The treatment is for PF addresses the entire lower leg, not just the […]