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Another PF question

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I got PF suddenly about 2 weeks ago after running on shoes that I knew were dead, and without my usual insoles. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="" style="border:0px solid;" title="Sad"> Stupid me...<br><br>
Anyway, I've been stretching, and massaging, and not running. But I've been reading about how this can last for well over a year.<br><br>
What's the SHORTEST amount of time I can hope for until I can run again?
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Here's a link for a bunch of PF info <a href="" target="_blank"></a><br><br>
Everyone is different when it comes to PF.... you've just got to figure out the best way to deal with it in your case. I got PF for the first time in my mid 40s when I was in the best running shape I had ever been. I had no idea how to deal with it.... like a fool I tried to run through it only to make it worse......I just would not back off on my training..... and it ended up getting so bad I quit running altogether for 4 to 5 years. When I returned to running the PF had gone away and it took several years for it to resurface again (about 3 years ago). Since then I have found ways to train with the PF. If it isn't too bad you can train with it while it heals. Speed work is probably one of the worst things you can do if you have PF......but you can do easy runs and I've even found I can do some long runs without ill effects as long as I do enough stretching before my runs. I do very easy calf stretches a few hours before my training runs. If you feel pain or a burning sensation during your run, you're probably doing damage and should not be running.
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Hippo..... very good advice and caution...... I have had a few calf strains. The calf strain/tears have a much longer recovery than a mild case of PF ...... the stretches I do for PF also help my tight calves, but once I've strained the calf then the stretches are just going to aggravate it.
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