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StickandString 09-Jan-18
StickandString 09-Jan-18
RymanCat 09-Jan-18
BATMAN 09-Jan-18
StickandString 09-Jan-18
neuse 10-Jan-18
StickandString 10-Jan-18
deerhunt51 10-Jan-18
Eric Krewson 10-Jan-18
monkeyball 10-Jan-18
eddie c 10-Jan-18
DeerSpotter 11-Jan-18
From: StickandString
Date: 09-Jan-18

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It was a strange fall for me. I struggled with a bad case of plantar fasciitis and was only able to hunt twice. Our season ended on January 7th but I managed to make it out on Thursday January 4th.

It was a balmy day compared to the really nasty below zero weather and wind chill temps we had for several weeks. Air temp was +9 and only an 8 mph wind.

I set up on the ground along a trail in a draw that I have hunted numerous times. The trail was 8 yards from my blind. There was a little light snow that stuck to the rabbit fur tracers on my arrows.

Nice afternoon and I sat for 3 hours but didn't see a deer until I was halfway back to my truck. Hopefully my foot will heal and I'll be able to get out more next season.

From: StickandString
Date: 09-Jan-18

StickandString's embedded Photo

Looking toward the trail from my ground blind.

From: RymanCat
Date: 09-Jan-18

That planter business really hurts. I had it once and used a golf ball to roll on my heal to break it up the calcium deposit on the spur. I also used a reflexology lady to work on it as well to help get rid of. Had this couple years ago and it hurt like the dickens.

Hope it never comes back and you get yours under control.

From: BATMAN Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 09-Jan-18

You have the right kind of shoes or boots with correct arch support? Had it in my left foot and had to have a shot of cortisone. NOT FUN! GOOD LUCK!

From: StickandString
Date: 09-Jan-18

I got a cortisone shot and it helped. My Podiatrist gave me a list of good shoes and fortunately I was already wearing a good pair. I use Dianner boots which he also recommended.

I know what caused it. I wore my Muck boots one day turkey hunting last turkey season and when I got done my heel hurt badly.

I stretch my foot three times a day and ice it every night. I also have a brace I wear at night and when sitting. It is getting better but it is extremely slow to heal. Which is the nature of the condition.

If you have had it you know how painful it is. And sitting for long periods makes it worse. When I finished hunting I had a hard time walking out.

Had planned to go again but it just hurt too badly.

From: neuse
Date: 10-Jan-18

I like your yellow arrows. Is that cotton that you used for fur tracer?

From: StickandString
Date: 10-Jan-18

Magnum rabbit strips that I use for tying pike flies. I cut the ends of the strips diagonally and super glue them to the arrow.

From: deerhunt51
Date: 10-Jan-18

Rick, I had the same condition. A good Podiatrist could fix your foot. I went every Tue. for 7 weeks for an injection in my foot. Wore inserts in my shoes for a while. I have not had pain for several years!!!

From: Eric Krewson
Date: 10-Jan-18

I had the stuff for so many years I forgot how long. I had to walk up hill sideways because of the pain.

I did the tendon massage but it didn't help, that is until I watched a video on youtube that showed there were three tendons you needed to massage and stretch, I had only been doing one.

I followed the videos advice and was free of the stuff in a month or so never to return.

From: monkeyball
Date: 10-Jan-18

Buy one of those bottles of water that have the ribs in the plastic. Pour some out, and freeze the rest.

Put that under your foot and roll it back and forth, a quick , inexpensive, ice and massage in one.

Good Shooting->->->->Craig

From: eddie c
Date: 10-Jan-18

I also had/have plantar fasciitis. my doctor, who is also a big turkey hunter, recommended supports made by Spenco. turns out he wears them himself. the support is moldable by heating the support with a heat gun or hair dryer. I watched the ladies in the office heat them up and mold to my foot so I've remolded mine several times. they will do it for free but I have to catch them just before lunch break and that isn't always easy. the office sells them for $45. Doc said the custom ones are way too pricy for most of his patients. Doc told me he has a pair in his snake boots, work shoes, church shoes and running shoes. I thought that was a good idea so I have 4 pairs so I don't have to switch them out. pretty arrows. I need to try the tracers.

From: DeerSpotter
Date: 11-Jan-18

I had planners fasciitis, and I had to do the same thing with therapy. And they literally beat on my heel, to break up the stuff and get it out of there.

BUT my therapist told me to use bromelain it is a natural herb, that has to be taken on empty stomach and your stomach has to be empty for at least an hour and a half afterwards. It breaks up and dissolves your problem. I started out taking 3 to 4 tablets, you can increase them up to as many as six. But most of time 3 to 4 Will do it two times a day. It doesn't cleared up overnight so give it some time. I also used some shoes that were rated at 900 new balance , they were a little spending but the were stiff. They worked really well.


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