Uhhggg, I'm back to omnipresent pain in my left foot... I spent several months running pain-free and within the last two months have developed PF in my left foot again
From my posts above, I've all but stopped stretching completely (standing stretch of hami, and bending my toes on left foot back) and up until recently, have had no issues. My running shoes (Asics 2140) only have 100 miles on them (at most) but my work shoes are about a year old. Having said that, I guess I need to go out and buy something to replace my Clarks. I just dropped $95 on a pair of Mizunos so another $100 isn't a welcomed purchase
I continue to run 4 miles 3 times a week but have backed off my long runs of 7 miles as I don't want to push too hard until I get my PF back under control.
Just a quick update - hope to report back in a week or two that all has been resolved with the purchase of a new pair of work shoes...
Thank you for weighing in! The article is very interesting and offers a couple of really good exercises.
As a matter of fact, the band exercise reminds me of an exercise I used to do when rehabing my left ankle following a severe sprain... Gives pause to if a weak posterior tibial isn't a big part of my problem. Clearly the treatments I'm doing for my PF aren't sufficient (suggesting that something else is amiss).
Anyway, I'm going to pick-up an exercise band and do these exercises on a regular basis. I'll keep you updated on my progress.