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12/03/12 Jessica, a 27 yr. old in Reno, had knee replacement suregry the day before Thanksgiving please keep her in prayers, because she has to return to work Dec. 6 isn't back to 100%, but she is out of sick leave and cannot take leave without pay.
i hope your leg recovers soon so you could go back on postnig outfits! about the writing issue, i've seen some blogs with posts only consisting of pictures, no writings at all. some others always write things, but once in a while they let the pictures and outfits speak for themselves. so it's not a big deal if you decide not to write anything, i sometimes have that problem too. :)take care!
Phenmoenal breakdown of the topic, you should write for me too!
i hope your leg recovers soon so you could go back on ponstig outfits! about the writing issue, i've seen some blogs with posts only consisting of pictures, no writings at all. some others always write things, but once in a while they let the pictures and outfits speak for themselves. so it's not a big deal if you decide not to write anything, i sometimes have that problem too. :)take care!
Hi Bernadette,Thanks for the comments. I suegsgt reading the article I wrote on plantar fasciitis (below) and following the exercises as a starting point. Hiring a really good fascial therapist who has a successful history treating PF would be a good idea too. I have had great success in treating PF. In most cases, moving out of the acute pain stage within 3-4 sessions. Once you are out of the pain stage, it is time to focus on flexibility and corrective exercises to strengthen the arches, knees and hips. You will find a few in this article.Now, my guess is that you have been wearing shoes with a significant heel lift for many years. (I consider the heel lift of most running shoes to be significant). The heel lift in shoes places your achilles tendon in a shortened position. It does not get stretched out fully when you walk. This is compounded by heel strike. Over time the achilles and lower leg muscles in your calf become somewhat permanently shortened. This is the primary issue that causes PF and just about every other foot pain issue. The shortened state places strain through the plantar fascia and other structures which eventually become inflamed (for lack of a better term). This is also the reason going barefoot is so painful. When you are barefoot, you are forcing the full natural range of motion of your now shortened ankle which places excess stress on the achilles tendon. Plus the muscles of the lower leg and arches are not strengthened to handle this new ROM. So they get fatigued quickly. The key will be to work through the active pain of PF. Then begin a rehab process that focuses on increasing flexibility and strengthening the ankle and calves. When it comes to walking around barefoot: I would keep the amount of time down. Spend 5-10 minutes a day at first and over the course of weeks slowly add more time. It MUST be PAIN FREE. Start buying shoes with less of a heel wedge. Don't make a drastic move from the higher heels you are currently wearing to a zero drop over night. But eventually you will want a zero drop shoe, if your foot can handle it. This is a process that will take at least a year and possibly two years to fully adapt into. I hope this helps. Let me know if you have any more questions. Also, something you didn't mention in the above post. Do you wear orthotics?Jesse James Retherford
If you're looking for more kid-friendly reiecps, Aimee has lots of Easy Recipes Kids Can Cook. There's a little something for everyone in this post. Be sure to check out Katie's tips for getting the kids involved, too, when you're there for the no-sugar popsicles listed above. Carrie's lessons start at the supermarket, and she shares all the fun things she does to make grocery shopping a learning experience. If the thought of having the kids in your space stresses you out, Mandi has a few tricks to help you overcome the stress of having little ones underfoot in the kitchen. Tammy has lists and tips to help you get everything done and keep them all fed, while Jessica is starting to give up control to include her kids. Amy's points on managing a gaggle of kids are also important when there's more than one helper in the kitchen.