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I've been battling PF for about 3 months now. I posted 5 weeks ago that I thought I had it licked. Well, I was wrong. Ugh.<br><br>
BUT I found something that I think is going to be very helpful and I wanted to pass it along: foot taping<br><br><a href="http://www.nismat.org/traincor/pl_fasciitis.html" target="_blank">http://www.nismat.org/traincor/pl_fasciitis.html</a><br><br>
I've been doing it for 2 days and I've been pain free for the first time in months. I know it won't work for everyone, and I'm still stretching, and wearing insoles, and taking Motrin, etc. but I thought I'd pass this along. It's cheap, easy and it may work.
 

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very similar to the Low-Dye taping of the foot that i usually recommend to patients. I know a lot of runners who have done it and run with their foot taped with no problem. It's definitely a good piece of the puzzle to resolving PF.
 

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I've seen a number of taping methods....... I think you need to be careful trying to train with some of them.... I have not tried the one in your link Roadie Gal, but it looks pretty aggressive. I believe the Low-Dye method is the best if you're going to continue to train. Here's another method that's very aggressive in immobilizing the plantar fascia...... <a href="http://heelspurs.com/my_pics.html" target="_blank">http://heelspurs.com/my_pics.html</a> , which will allow it to heal faster, but it will put more strain on the Achilles tendon and calf muscle......not a good one to use for training.
 

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At this point I still can't run, but taping has at least allowed me to walk without pain. I doubt I could run with it taped up like this. I've got my fingers crossed for trying to run in about another week, with a different tape job.
 
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