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An_245804 posted:
Off and on the last two years I have been working out. This year I started again as my wife also started a workout regime. But this time I hit a snag. About one week into my workouts my right heel began to hurt. The doctor says it is arthritis in my right heel. Can't jog but do walk 5 miles at least ever other day and use a rowing maching. Also ride a stationary bike at least 30 minutes once a week.

Had six-by-pass surgery in 2007, broke every bone in my left foot when I was 16, dislocated my right shoulder when I was in the 8th grade. I'm diabetic with high cholestrol and high blood pressure. I'm on medication as well.

I really want to add jogging back into my workout schedule but don't know how long my heel will be in pain. It's been about four months and I don't if it will ever be pain free.
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Tomato05 responded:
It sounds to me as if you are following a very good cardio plan at the moment, no need to add running if your heel is not ready for it yet.

Maybe rather add strength training (with weights) for a balanced exercise programme and muscle improvement.

There is a Fitness and Exercise Board where the expert answers questions. He may be able to give you advice too if you post there.
 
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healthseekr responded:
Watch the video "Forks over Knives" and read the book " Preventing and Reversing Heart Disease" by Caldwell Eselysten. These will change your life!


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