This is in response to plantar fascitis, I decided to run one day on a pavement road with some funky little shoes( No Support) plus i was proably 40 pounds overweight at the time. So surprise on foot was in a lot of pain the next day and I went to the doctor who informed me I had plantar fascitis. I suffered with it for a couple of months and decided I would go to a foot reflexologist one time a week and did hot and cold baths which brought circulation to the area. It seemed that when i started doing these things it took just a few weeks to clear up. I had a menicus problem in my knee but thats another story. I love love the mini trampoline and will start bouncing on it again soon as it so wonderful. Belinda
Hi Sylvia, I had a terrible bout with PF a few years ago before I started rebounding. I also have a very large heel spur on my left foot. After orthotics and many months of limping around, it started to resolve. I have had no issues with rebounding and believe it helps. I also found a book, "Every Woman's Guide To Foot Pain Relief" by biomechanist Katy Bowman to be a tremendous resource. The focus is on your body's alignment and the necessity of stretching muscles. Hope that helps. Kim
I've had plantar fasciitis, and my podiatrist explained that rebounding, indeed, stretches the fascia and could cause pain. He suggested that I bounce with firm-soled sneakers, with my orthotics, which helped. However, I found that bouncing on the front of my foot (in sneakers) while holding the edge of my closet door for balance had the best pain-free experience. This, of course, limits the movements possible on the rebounder. Marion
(Remark from Sylvia: For balance you can also use a stabilization bar).
In my experience some podiatrists are too ready to dismiss benefits of exercise and too ready to suggest rest and orthotitics my planta fascia was treated well with combination of:
1) zero drop or flat heel shoes with wide toe box for more natural walk eg as made by altar shoes
(2) deep tissue massage underfoot and inner and outer calf muscles if possible before exercise eg rebounding... I found this to be very important and underemphasised by all health professionals I encountered…
(3) calf raising exercises slightly different ones for inner/outer calf muscles
(4) rebounding with reduced duration/intensity and then gradually building up again... If necessary
(5) gentle stretching after exercise
The last thing I would do would be to stop exercise altogether as this would only reduce blood flow to area ... And I would prefer advice from physio or similar rather than assuming there is no bone structure problem in foot….
Cheers David D
I have plantar fasciitis. I didn’t ask my podiatrist, since I already know from experience that with bouncing for more than 5 minutes (even light bouncing) barefoot, pain ensues. I’ve found that wearing a soft foot support (for arches) like an ace bandage, takes care of most of the problem.
QiBounding has been wonderful for relieving and preventing more lymphedema in my arm. I keep my arms up when I bounce, and it’s great. Sho.