I went thru a similar progression that you are... trust us, it's all
Keep at it. To loose the weight, drop the wheat and watch the lbs
just fall off. You'll feel better two because the wheat seems to lead
to inflammation, which is part of what causes your pain in your feet
> That's a good tip. I've also been trying to do that on my weak foot...
> On Thu, May 17, 2012 at 4:18 AM, Nick J <nick.je...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > When you walk barefooted pay attention to where the pressure of your
> > foot plant is. Find a way barefoot that you can walk comfortably and
> > then try and recreate this in shoes. My n=1 experience is that I need
> > to concentrate on not "slouching" on my arches (does that make any
> > sense?) when I walk I concentrate on keeping my arches up with my
> > muscles and not making any ground contact (as if I was in an invisible
> > pair of orthotics I guess) this has helped strengthen my arches and I
> > believe its why I've transitioned quite well to minimal running from
> > being an orthotics wearer.
> > Like I said that's an n=1 and we all different, finding your own way
> > is often part of this thing, listen to what your body is saying, I'm a
> > great believer in this - if it feels good to stretch out the foot then
> > stretch a bit, if it feels good to massage the foot then massage a bit
> > - at the end of the day we are all individual cases.
> > On 17 mai, 01:04, Mark Brown <mtbiker1...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > > Thanks for the advice! Gives me a few more options to look at and
> > > consider. I also haven't been doing ant other strength type training for
> > > my feet so I'll try that.
> > > On May 16, 2012 11:24 AM, "Tuck" <tuck...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > > > "My Plantar Facitis has gotten alot better, but other parts of my foot
> > and
> > > > ankles hurt even more now."
> > > > That's pretty typical, actually. When you go minimalist you're
> > engaging
> > > > muscles that haven't been used much in shoes. You've got to pace
> > > > yourself... I'll also note that the Trail Gloves don't have much
> > cushion,
> > > > but they do have some. That alone may be bothering you. If you find
> > you
> > > > do better barefoot, then do more barefoot miles (bring your TGs along
> > as a
> > > > fall-back). In fairly short order you'll find your feet are strong
> > enough
> > > > to handle even un-minimalist shoes, although you won't enjoy them.
> > > > This is a video of my 5th hike in Vibram Sprints, along with a podcast
> > you
> > > > might enjoy (about two sisters who hiked ~4200 miles in their bare
> > feet):
> > > >http://yelling-stop.blogspot.com/2011/03/barefoot-sisters-podcast-int.
> > ..
> > > > On Wed, May 16, 2012 at 10:59 AM, mtbiker <mtbiker1...@gmail.com>
> > wrote:
> > > >> Good Morning Everyone,
> > > >> I've been lurking here for a few weeks and have found and learned
> > alot
> > > >> of good info from you all. Thanks!
> > > >> I've been suffering from Plantar Facitis (Sp) and other types of
> > footwear
> > > >> for years. (I am overwieght so that probably leads to some of it,
> > but I'm
> > > >> loosing weight and would like to start running again.) Whats weird
> > about
> > > >> my footpain is that once i wear a pair of shoe's out, that's about
> > the time
> > > >> my foot pain goes away. As soon as I buy a new pair of shoes, it
> > comes
> > > >> back. I've gotten to where I will wear a pair of shoes until there
> > are
> > > >> holes in the soles and completely falling apart before I get a new
> > pair.
> > > >> When I started walking and trying to run in an effort to get healthy,
> > of
> > > >> course my feet hurt even more. That's when a friend of mine at work
> > that
> > > >> runs marathons recommended reading Born to Run. After reading that
> > book it
> > > >> made complete sense, barefoot/minimalist is the way to go. God
> > designed
> > > >> our feet to work a certain way and shoe's impede that, so I started
> > > >> researching how to make the move.
> > > >> About 5 weeks ago I started walking around barefooted as much as
> > > >> possible, bought me some Merrell Trail Gloves to wear at work for
> > shoes and
> > > >> for hiking, and all is well, right?
> > > >> Well no, I'm assuming i'm going about this wrong. My Plantar Facitis
> > has
> > > >> gotten alot better, but other parts of my foot and ankles hurt even
> > more
> > > >> now. Mind you, i'm not running, just walking and hiking. The last
> > few
> > > >> hikes or longer walks (hour to hour and a half) I've done my feet
> > feel like
> > > >> they are going to break off. The bones on the top of my feet on both
> > feet
> > > >> feel like the need to "pop" really badly, but they never will. Simply
> > > >> twisting my foot makes it feel like it's going to "pop" Then the
> > front of
> > > >> my ankles hurt really bad as well, like they are super tight but I
> > can't
> > > >> every seem to get them stretched out enough. Then my right foot
> > starts
> > > >> hurting thru the arch up into the top of my foot to where I can't
> > hardly
> > > >> stand or walk on it flat, I have to walk or stand on the outside edge
> > of my
> > > >> foot.
> > > >> I've found that if I walk around much past about 30 to 45 minutes in a
> > > >> row, it starts hurting, and what's scaring me is that it seems like
> > the
> > > >> amount of time before my feet hurt is getting shorter now. When I 1st
> > > >> started walking barefoot, it was all good, I didn't have any of these
> > > >> problems, they just started in the last few weeks.
> > > >> So, I wanted to throw this all out to you all for your advice. I'm
> > > >> assuming that this pain will go aways as my feet reinvent themselves
> > and
> > > >> get used to my new way of walking? Or maybe the pain is from doing
> > to much
> > > >> to fast? If that's the case I would have assumed that it would be
> > getting
> > > >> better by now.
> > > >> I'm open to any advice you all might have.
> > > >> Thanks!
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