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  1. Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table
    October 30, 2013

    I JUST started doing the same thing!!!! MY guy is a neuromuscular massage therapist that does a combo mayo/active release, and something else… anyway…. he cured my foot in 3 sessions. I was convinced I’d broken the bone at the ball of it and now I’m walking (though not on water). ;)
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  2. Debbie @ Live from La Quinta
    October 30, 2013

    Awesome! So happy or you. I am beginning to believe that ART, MFR, and FST (fascial stretch therapy) are the secret (or not so secret) solution for most of our aches and pains.
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  3. Becky @ RunFunDone
    October 30, 2013

    A “Body worker” is that just a funny name for a massage therapist????

    I’ve been struggling with PF for awhile now, though it’s slowly gotten better as I’ve ignored it more and more. I took a week or two off when I first got it, but found it got worse with rest, so figured ignoring it was the way to go. It sounds like your pain was much more sever than mine. I totally agree, the worst time is the morning! (That’s part of why I figured ignoring it might be fine…because inactivity seems to make it tighten and feel worse???)
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    • Christine Yu
      October 30, 2013

      I know, it sounds like a fake name right? But it’s different from a massage therapist in that they are using different techniques and working with your fascia to release it which can be pretty intense at times so it’s more of a treatment kind of like ART or Graston. I think of a massage as something that’s more relaxing.

      I was really frustrated with my PF since all the normal/recommended techniques weren’t helping so I wanted to try another approach. Are you rolling out your calves? That seems to be the main culprit for me.
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  4. Ari @ Ari’s Menu
    October 30, 2013

    This is AWESOME!!! So happy to hear you are healthy, and that you found something that works!!
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  5. Melanie @ Nutritious Eats
    October 30, 2013

    Amazing! How many times did you see her? Not just the once?! I’ll have to keep this in mind when I start running again (if I get that weird foot pain that I had). So happy for you!
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    • Christine Yu
      November 9, 2013

      I saw her just once!! I had been doing a lot of stuff on my own in terms of stretching and foam rolling to try to release my calves but I guess I needed just an extra nudge.
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  6. Christie @ http://Kissesandkale.blogspot.com
    October 30, 2013

    That is awesome! I struggled with plantar fasciitis in high school when I ran cross country and it was not fun at all! I eventually had to quit cross country and stop running for a while. I’m glad you found something that worked for you. :)

    • Christine Yu
      November 9, 2013

      Thanks Christie! I had to quit running the last time that I had PF because it was so painful and just wouldn’t go away. fingers crossed that it stays away this time!
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  7. Amelia @ chai a cup of life
    October 30, 2013

    I am unaware of the tern plantar fasciitis, but I could have possibly had it too during high school. I experienced the same pain as you and did the same exercise techniques. Now for the past 10 years I don’t run. Only yoga and walking!!
    So glad to hear you found something that works well because pain in the foot is the worst.

    • Christine Yu
      November 9, 2013

      Thank you Amelia! Basically plantar fasciitis is inflammation of the fascia of your foot. It often feels like stabbing pain when you first step out of bed in the morning and is no fun!! I hope that you never have to experience foot pain again!
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  8. Angela @ Happy Fit Mama
    October 30, 2013

    YAY!!!! Part of my foot injury is tied to PF. Massage, Graston Technique, foam rolling, stretching are making it better everyday. So happy for you!
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  9. Nicole @ Work in Sweats Mama
    October 30, 2013

    Yay! I’m so glad to hear you’re pain free and on the mend. I absolutely believe everything is interconnected. When I blew up my IT band several years ago, I learned it was actually my hip causing all the problems. I started working on hip strength and no more knee or IT issues.
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  10. Miz
    October 30, 2013

    Im so so happy for you!!!
    Ive done AIRROSTI which I adored—but which never quite healed me completely.
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  11. Martha
    October 30, 2013

    When I was doing physical therapy I was awestruck by the info I was learning about the body. If only I could roll my wonky shoulder. Glad you’re feeling better!
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  12. misszippy
    October 30, 2013

    Awesome! Yes, I am a big believer that the site of injury is the end of a whip…it starts somewhere else and manifests at a site. You have to treat the source, not the injury site. I had PF years ago and did everything–orthotics, cortisone shot, etc, etc. And you know what? While wearing the stupid orthotics I developed it in the other foot. So I ditched them and started walking bare foot, concentrating on strengthening my feet. Pain was gone in a week and I have never had the tiniest hint of it since. To me, PF often has to do with week foot muscles, too–as a yogi, though, I would think that wouldn’t apply to you!
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    • Christine Yu
      November 9, 2013

      I thought that same thing about having strong (or at least stronger) foot muscles because of all the yoga!
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  13. lindsay
    October 30, 2013

    knowing the anatomy sure does help! and love the foam roller, well… love hate! so glad foot pain is gone!
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  14. Laura @ Mommy Run Fast
    October 30, 2013

    Woohoo!! So awesome!! What a relief to be back to normal, and it’s so cool that your training has taught you how some of these muscle groups are all connected. Yay!!
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  15. Coco
    October 30, 2013

    Woohoo! My PF definitely was associated with tight calves. I steer clear of too many jumping jacks, because they kill my calves and then PF threatens. So glad you found a treatment that worked!
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  16. Fancy Nancy
    October 30, 2013

    Yay!!! That is great news!!! I have never had it but I’ve known people who have struggled with it! So painful!
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  17. Kat
    October 30, 2013

    Yay! I agree with you – after taking my CPT course I learned that injury stems from so many other reasons versus the base of the injury itself!
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  18. Kierston @candyfit
    October 30, 2013

    Yay! So happy to hear that! That’s awesome!

    I’ve only ever foam rolled…which I started late. Like a few months ago. I’m always late to the party lol
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  19. Maureen
    October 30, 2013

    Oh gosh! I am so happy your plantar fasciitis is gone! I dealt with it about 12 -18 months ago and it was the worst thing ever. Mine was associated with tight calves as well, so everyday I was stretching my whole lower body and even now after a tough workout I have to remind myself to stretch and foam roll.
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  20. Colorado Gal
    October 30, 2013

    I used to have the worst PF and it was awful! I avoided the shots because I didn’t want to mask the issue, but it was so frustrating. Switching to a lower heel-toe drop in my running shoes did the trick for me, and thus far, it hasn’t come back. Hopefully that’s the case for you, too!
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  21. Alison
    October 30, 2013

    Gosh, I am so glad for you that you’re fully recovered!

    Now, take it easy, okay? :)
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  22. Lisa @ RunWiki
    October 30, 2013

    Yeah! So glad the PF is gone and yes, Ive had it before… it’s horrible! Love your Oiselle run shirt! I have that one too
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  23. Krysten Siba Bishop (@darwinianfail)
    October 30, 2013

    YAY!! See you later Plantar Fasciitis!!!
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  24. Lora @ Crazy Running Girl
    October 30, 2013

    YAY so happy to hear it’s gone!! Great feeling!!

  25. Annie Quinn
    October 30, 2013

    So happy for you! I had it too, and it really is the worst. I would roll, ice, and massage/stretch it. I actually found a massage therapist who did more active stretching combined with massage and that seemed to relieve some of it. I’m pretty sure it caused a knee injury though…if it ever comes back I’m going to go your route!
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  26. Tamara
    October 30, 2013

    This is amazing!! I’m so happy to hear. I know there are pains that people live with for life, and I always wonder if they have to. Perhaps there’s always another way. Things do get harder to heal as we get older, and as we have kids to sling around!
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  27. Heather (Where’s the Beach)
    October 30, 2013

    Awesome!! Yes, I’ve battle PF for 2 years now but finally (knock on wood) have it under control. I even went so far as to go to PT and undergo graston therapy. OUCH. I keep a golf ball in my purse. I roll my feet, stretch feet and calves AND ham and glutes and I roll, a lot. The rolling of my calves has been the biggest change for me as well. Everything is so connected. You can’t just try to release the foot b/c (like you said) it’s typically related to something else. For me it was most definitely the tight calves. Also been working on strengthening the entire backside from rear to calves ;-)
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  28. Amanda @runtothefinish
    October 30, 2013

    YES!!!! This is what I”ve been trying to help people understand. A pain in one area may not be because of that muscle, but because something else is off. WOHOO for finding answers :)
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  29. GiGi Eats Celebrities
    October 30, 2013

    For the longest time I thought Plantar Fasciitis was something COMPLETELY different!!!! Ha Ha Ha! Thank you for clearly that up for me! ;) I kinda feel like an idiot now. I will NOT tell you what I thought it was…
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  30. Kyle Kranz
    October 30, 2013

    Love it!

    People so often overlook the fact that our body is not independent parts, but a whole chain working together.
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  31. EB @ Running on E
    October 30, 2013

    I’ve been experiencing mild PF and this sounds like a great option. My leg always feels tight and no ammount of stretching helps! I will definitely check it out!
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    • Christine Yu
      November 9, 2013

      I felt like I was stretching and foam rolling a ton but it wasn’t getting any better. It’s worth a shot to have someone try to work out the tightness. I hope it helps!
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  32. Ilene
    October 30, 2013

    I am so happy for you. I have heard amazing things about KMI – and I am not surprised that your PF is one. Running is such a gift. I’m glad you have it back! And yeah, I hear you on those amazing surroundings and running too much. I’m on that beach in my Minuzos every change I get.
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  33. Sarah @runfargirl
    October 30, 2013

    I’ve had plantar fasciitis bad, but for the past two years it has been gone. I too found myfoascial release and focusing on the muscles on up the line: especially my hips made the biggest difference. It is amazing how it is all connected!
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  34. Cori @ olivetorun
    October 30, 2013

    Plantar Fasciitis was some of the worst pain I’ve experienced (running wise). I am SO glad you are on the mend and kicked its booty to the curb! :)
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  35. Leah
    October 30, 2013

    My mom has plantar fasciitis… I have been doing everything I can to help her out among her other health issues. How did you find out about the specialist you went to? I would love to find out how I can get my mom to one!
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    • Christine Yu
      October 30, 2013

      The practitioner that I went to see is certified in KMI Structural Integration. She was recommended to me through my yoga studio and she’s also part of the faculty for my yoga teacher training program. Here’s a website that helps you find a practitioner. http://www.anatomytrains.com/practitioners/

      Hope this helps and I hope that your mom feels better!
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  36. Jess
    October 30, 2013

    I’ve had it and it sucked! It lurked around for a year! I would def try this
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  37. Jody – Fit at 55
    October 30, 2013

    SO HAPPY FOR YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I stretch all the time & rumble roller for me – love it!
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  38. Allie
    October 31, 2013

    GREAT NEWS! I’m so happy that you are not only pain free but that you essentially healed yourself. A cortisone shot to my foot cured my PF but I get flare-ups every now and then. I’m thinking your post may help out A LOT of people since this is such a common running injury. Run on my friend!
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  39. Jolene
    October 31, 2013

    Yay! that is amazing!!!
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  40. Deb Roby
    October 31, 2013

    A year after my hip replacement, I still had pain in the soft tissue around my hip. A PT did a 3 month series of Graston and ART to break down the adhesions and scar tissue and get me back to moving again.
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  41. Lisa
    October 31, 2013

    I haven’t had PF but I do have tight hamstrings and calves–always! No matter how much stretching I do after working out. Yoga has definitely helped me loosen up!
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  42. Kate Neale Cooper
    November 1, 2013

    That is indeed big news. Being sidelined by injury is no fun. Glad you’re back in the game.
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  43. Amy @ Mommy Rodeo
    November 1, 2013

    Yay! I had been having some problems too and was there with you stretching, rolling…waiting. I finally went to an ankle/foot doctor and it is plantar but it’s being caused by other problems in my foot. I’m scheduled for surgery after my next big race and will be out for a long time. BUT at least I know what the problem is because working and working on it with no results is crazy frustrating. I’m keeping this email for future use though. Thanks!
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    • Christine Yu
      November 9, 2013

      Oh Amy, I’m sorry to hear that you have to have surgery. It is crazy frustrating when you work and work on something and there’s no results. I’m glad that you know what the problem is and have a plan. When’s your next big race?
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  44. Emily
    November 2, 2013

    Yay! It IS big news! I hope you have continued to not have pain and are able to get back to running soon! It’s amazing how our bodies are so synced!
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