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    wincheer posted:
    Hi,

    I have been doing alot of Zumba classes and now my right foot has Plantar Fascities. I have taken off a week from my Zumba classes and have iced my foot and stretching it. I have been doing areobic machines so not to pound my foot. How long should I wait until I can go back to Zumba. I went out a got some orthotics in my tennis shoes. What kind of excercising should I be doing? I really miss my classes. I want to be smart about healing my foot.
     
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    Rich Weil, MEd, CDE responded:
    Hi wincheer,

    Check out the Sports Medicine Community at http://exchanges.webmd.com/sports-medicine-exchange
     
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    Andie_WebMD_Staff responded:
    Hi Winchair,

    Thanks for posting your question and welcome to the Fitness & Exercise Community!

    It sounds like you're doing all the right things with the stretching and icing of your foot. I would encourage you to ask your doctor when it would be okay for you to return to your Zumba classes. You don't want to go back too soon and have it start hurting all over again!

    This article on Plantar Fascitis Diagnosis & Treatment will give you a few other suggestions for exercise and relief.

    Let us know how things are going and if you have any other questions.
     
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    Ezrida responded:
    Hi
    I have plantar fasciitis myself for a few months now. My podiatrist prescribed me with Custom made orthotics which did not work at all. I understood that treatment efficiency is very individual. If something works for one it will not always work for the other.
    I have found Taping very useful. Taping helps to relieve the pain, keeps your foot from getting injured again and helps you get through your daily routine and exercises. There is a good web-page explaining the subject in this informative website-
    http://www.plantar-fasciitis-elrofeet.com/plantar_fasciitis_taping.html
    Take care & Good luck


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