Research Designed To Help You Choose The Safest Plantar Fasciitis Treatment For You

Research Designed To Help You Choose The Safest Plantar Fasciitis Treatment For YouPlantar fasciitis treatment data from 200 cases

This chart supports the following preliminary conclusions: (1) Treatment should be initiated to include stretching, massage, change of shoes, compression sleeves/socks, altered nutrition (will write about this later), and therapeutic exercises (most of this stuff is in our book), before considering more draconian approaches. (2) Avoid cortisone injections at all cost, as they are dangerous and generally ... Read more

Sculpt Your Life Philosophy By Removing Rather Than Adding

Sculpt Your Life Philosophy By Removing Rather Than AddingDeb

“It’s not the daily increase, but daily decrease. Hack away at the unessential.” Bruce Lee. Simplifying one's life is a healthy philosophy, but it's not always easy. Years ago, I read a wonderful book, entitled, 'Amusing Ourselves To Death: Public Discourse In The Age Of Show Business.' by Neil Postman. It is actually a long essay, on the impact of technology on epistemology. What are we surrounded and impacted by ... Read more

When You Need A Plumber From The Perspective Of The Aortic Disease Patient

When You Need A Plumber From The Perspective Of The Aortic Disease PatientDavid the plumber

What's that noise (symptom)? A change in life as we know it? Time to call the plumber? Thoughts of an aortic disease patient. We had a water leak a few days ago, due to the coldest weather ever, combined with leaving a window open just above the pipe in our cellar. I came in early, just by chance, and Deb had left the house about 10 minutes earlier. The timing was critical, as it is with aortic disease, my ... Read more

Of Onions, Oxidative Stress, And FitOldDog’s Love Of Cooking

Of Onions, Oxidative Stress, And FitOldDog's Love Of CookingFitOldDog chops onions.

We live in a sea of poison, known as oxygen, which leads to oxidative stress. Our cat, Cat, treats onions like poison. To each his poison, but for all of us, cats and non-cats, oxidative stress almost certainly contributes to the acceleration of aging, as stated in this article on oxidative stress in cats: "Oxidative stress (OS) impairs organic function and is considered causally related to cellular senescence and ... Read more

Don’t Fear Change And Choose Your Friends Wisely, If You Want To Handle Aging Well

Don't Fear Change And Choose Your Friends Wisely, If You Want To Handle Aging WellThe Goldfinch Painting

For a life well lived don't fear change, and change your friends if necessary. Each phase of life comes and goes in a Gaussian curve kind of way, as I wrote in a previous blog post. Entering and leaving each phase involves some adaptation, making the absence of misoneism (fear of change) on your part a critical skill for continued happiness, especially as you age. The real trick is to keep your mind AND ... Read more

Getting Old Comes With More Pills So Beware Drug-Environment Interactions, e.g. Lisinopril And Reynauds

Getting Old Comes With More Pills So Beware Drug-Environment Interactions, e.g. Lisinopril And ReynaudsReynauds disease

Getting old comes with a tendency for us to need to take more pills, even if, like myself, you try hard to avoid all and any pills. I take Lisinopril to control by blood pressure, as the insertion of a stent graft into my abdominal aortic aneurysm, needed to keep me alive, also induced a severe increase in my blood pressure (it jumped from the normal range to 220/120). This is a long story, told elsewhere on this ... Read more

Prepare Well Ahead To Stay Active Into Old Age, Your Happiness Will Depend Upon It

Prepare Well Ahead To Stay Active Into Old Age, Your Happiness Will Depend Upon ItStay Fit And Active 3D Book Cover

As the years go by, the more difficult it becomes to stay active into old age, but try you must. I think the reason I have done so well with my abdominal aortic aneurysm stent graft is, at least in part, due to my general level of fitness at the time the stent was installed, in 2010, and throughout the intervening years. Your body will deteriorate without exercise, and this affects every system, including your ... Read more

Research Is Done One Question At A Time: Whether It’s Formaldehyde Or Plantar Fasciitis

Research Is Done One Question At A Time: Whether It's Formaldehyde Or Plantar FasciitisI lost

"Learning how to sell your product is your single most important job as an entrepreneur." The Reluctant Entrepreneur, Michael Masterson. "Learning how to sell your ideas is your single most important job as a scientist." FitOldDog "Research is done one question at a time, so choose your questions wisely." FitOldDog I was recently asked for details concerning my research on formaldehyde toxicity and ... Read more

Engage Oscillatory Systems For Optimal Ironman Training As You Age, With Thoughts On Water Running And Plantar Fasciitis

Engage Oscillatory Systems For Optimal Ironman Training As You Age, With Thoughts On Water Running And Plantar FasciitisLiver and Fourier Transform

Whilst water running, and testing the ASTRO (see below) later that day, I was reminded of the comments of a friend of mine, Rory, on his approach to water-running. I also reflected on my bygone interest in the mathematics of oscillatory systems in Biology, and how I like to use my body's oscillators to reduce the effort of swimming, biking and running. I suspect that the power of oscillators is one reason why high ... Read more

FitOldDog’s Moriarty Linked To His New Business Friend, Statins Can Induce Plantar Fasciitis

FitOldDog's Moriarty Linked To His New Business Friend, Statins Can Induce Plantar FasciitisRisks of statins

The lady's preacher told her that his feet also hurt, while he was taking Lipitor.  I just received a valuable piece of information from my friend, Lisa, in the form of a link to an article that stated the following: "Heel pain from plantar fasciitis is another common complaint among those taking statin drugs. One correspondent reported the onset of pain in the feet shortly after beginning statin treatment. ... Read more

Disclaimer: this publication does not provide medical advice. If you undertake or modify an exercise program, consult your medical advisors before doing so. Undertaking activities pursued by the author does not mean that he endorses your undertaking such activities, which is clearly your decision and responsibility. Be careful and sensible, please.