Plantar Fasciitis – Ouch

Hello out there! Any dealings with plantar fasciitis out there? I know it is a super common and troublesome injury. Any tips or successes? I am 7 months in with PF. Has anyone trained right through it? Hoka’s?


6 thoughts on “Plantar Fasciitis – Ouch

  1. I have had PF too…what a pain it is! The treatment I have had for it both times is not fun at all, but it works! With a physio I trusted with everything, he dug his thumbs into the tightness and rubbed it out. it was about 30mins of serious agony. I then did about 30mins of hot:colds and by the next day it had vanished.

    I keep on top of it by regularly getting feet massage or rolling my foot over a golf ball. Self foot massage with a mix of almond and sandalwood oils it great too.

    I think if it doesn’t get worse with training, and it isn’t making you limp then some movement in it is good to keep the blood flowing. However, if it isn’t changing with you training on it, then you need to make a change.

    Good Luck!

  2. I got rid of my PF by doing foot strengthening exercises. My feet were pretty flat, and some of the joints in my toes especially the first, were invisible. You should be able to make little “fists” with your feet. I went to a foot reflexologist. She gave me the exercises along with some treatment.(Have a look on a foot-reflexology are your intestines?).
    I did train right through, and recovered. For a while I did a little bit of barefoot running, now I do a lot of bikram yoga to keep my feet strong.
    I also have a pair of Hokas though… Especially for multi-day races with lots of rocky downhill-running.

  3. Hi. I am a podiatrist and have found that extra corporeal shockwave can be an excellent treatment for someone like you who has chronic plantar fasciitis. I do not recommend running through it.
    Try to find a podiatrist in your area that offers extra corporeal shockwave – not to be confused with pressure wave , radial wave or radial shockwave , a modality which ,in my opinion , is more suitable for someone who has had the problem for a shorter period of time.
    For more information, please look at my website
    Sheldon Nadal DPM

  4. Plenty of tips, but need more background on the injury, running & more.
    I have dealt with it for 1yr, and won 🙂

    you can translate from my blog ( in hebrew, or you can email me directly: ranpergamin at & I can try answer your questions or give you more tips.

    Main points: rest footwear, trigger point therapy, mobility & stability.

  5. I’m a little late to the party, but just found this wonderful blog and wanted to chime in 🙂 I, too, have found success with the strengthening exercises mentioned and the painful massages/trigger point release. Also, having tight calf muscles can make the situation worse, so make sure you are not just focusing on your feet, but on the connecting muscles as well.

    Once the pain subsides a little, add in balance exercises (and yoga) while barefoot to continue building strength.

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