We Need Your Plantar Fasciitis Story

  • No one knows the cause of plantar fasciitis, which is why there are so many different treatments. The best way to solve a research question is to collect data. YOU HAVE THE BEST DATA, your story.
  • FitOldDog (Veterinary Pathologist and Researcher, Ironman-Distance Triathlete) and Rebecca (Body Movement Expert) want to fix your foot pain, but we need your data to add to our database. We have collected some fascinating stories, and every one helps.
 
 
 

FitOldDog Studies Internet Marketing: How Victoria’s Secret Got It Right At Last, Beauty Instead Of Raw Sex

FitOldDog Studies Internet Marketing: How Victoria's Secret Got It Right At Last, Beauty Instead Of Raw SexKids praying

If you want to run a successful business, you have to do your market research, in my case internet marketing, or so I'm told daily by blogs that I follow, and more recently at the Internet Summit. One of my businesses is related to plantar fasciitis, so I research the condition from all angles, one of which is Internet search traffic. If you search on 'Marketing', you will see there are about 15,000 clicks on the ... Read more

Plantar Fasciitis Revisited: Determination Of Disease Pathogenesis Starts With Careful Observation

Plantar Fasciitis Revisited: Determination Of Disease Pathogenesis Starts With Careful ObservationA young FitOldDog

path·o·gen·e·sis ˌpaTHəˈjenəsis/ noun MEDICINE the manner of development of a disease. There are two kinds of pathologists, lumpers (best for generating effective tables for further statistical analysis) and splitters (more suited to basic research and NOT for generating useful tables; they complicate and question everything too much, but they can guide the focus of the lumpers, if they approach the issue ... Read more

FitOldDog’s Warning #2: Ebola Evades Two Arms Of The Human Immune System, Hopefully Not The Third?

FitOldDog's Warning #2: Ebola Evades Two Arms Of The Human Immune System, Hopefully Not The Third?Ebola predictions by CDC

There are at least three arms to the human immune system: (1) innate immunity (2) adaptive immunity (3) our intelligence, giving us the potential ability to avoid or suppress this challenge. Ebola is very effective at evading 1 and 2. I wonder if we will have the political foresight and wisdom to adequately apply 3, for our own defense, and that of the rest of the world? My opinion, based on ... Read more

Considering Plantar Fasciitis Research, Engineered Nanoparticles, Data Misinterpretation, And The Story Of The Flea

Considering Plantar Fasciitis Research, Engineered Nanoparticles, Data Misinterpretation, And The Story Of The FleaVeronica chamaedrys on Wiki

There are at least two keys to effective scientific research, these being, (1) dreaming up the right questions, and (2) avoiding data misinterpretation. Basically, a level of humility is essential, as we can all fall for it. For instance, take the story of the flea, which I learned I don't know where, and my observation of Speedwells in my garden today: The Story Of The Flea A young man encountered ... Read more

To Create A Healthy Happy Well-Defined Life, Choose Your Words Carefully: With Thanks To Lisa!

To Create A Healthy Happy Well-Defined Life, Choose Your Words Carefully: With Thanks To Lisa!Choose your words carefully

FitOldDog thinks that you should choose your words carefully, though Lisa has to set him straight sometimes, when he fails to do so. But then, old habits die hard and we live within the context of our personal history. Willbe, our yellow lab., awoke in a great mood today. Sometimes he seems depressed (rarely), sometimes just tired, sometimes thoughtful, sometimes distant, but often, like today, he's happy. Wag! ... Read more

Turn Setbacks Into Opportunities, Indeed: FitOldDog Is Back With His Training Goals

Turn Setbacks Into Opportunities, Indeed: FitOldDog Is Back With His Training GoalsFitOldDog eating his last fig of the season.

Time to set my training goals for 2015. I had a tough triathlon season in 2014, after making Ironman All World Athlete, Bronze, in 2013, and missing a Kona slot by only one roll down at the Louisville Ironman. Amongst other things, Bob Scott (84) beat me at the 2014 Eagleman Half Ironman again, and I'd promised myself he never would. But he did, and he is one of my heroes, so that's OK. Then two disastrous Ironman ... Read more

Nature’s Beauty Is A Great Equalizer

Nature's Beauty Is A Great EqualizerA complete rainbow

Nature's beauty, in the form of a complete rainbow, brought a bunch of strangers together. I was climbing out of my car today, to go into a food store, and I noticed people, all sorts and races of people, staring at the sky, and there was a complete rainbow. The group included Chinese, Hispanic, African American, unidentifiable (by me), and me (Caucasian). They were all excited, taking photos (I couldn't get the ... Read more

Can You Imagine Being A FitOldDog? The Power Of Imagination Is Remarkable.

Can You Imagine Being A FitOldDog? The Power Of Imagination Is Remarkable.FitOldDog in virtual reality

"Facts and ideas are dead in themselves and it is the imagination that gives life to them." W.I.B. Beverage, cited by Maria Popova. "The miracle isn't that I finished [or didn't, in FitOldDog's case!]. The miracle is that I had the courage to start." John Bingham. Don't underestimate the power of imagination, and the value of inspiration from others. In fact, I read inspiring stories everyday, on Facebook, where ... Read more

Running Rehab, Genghis Khan, And Toe Yoga

Running Rehab, Genghis Khan, And Toe YogaGenghis Khan

Cemil taught me a thing or two about Genghis Khan during our recent chat at Johnny's; it even influenced my subsequent running rehab. work at the gym. Our conversation started with Cemil asking me what I was writing. I told him that I was working on the 2nd Edition of our Plantar Fasciitis Treatment e-book. I, likewise, asked Cemil what he was writing about, and he said, "Genghis Khan's empire building." He also ... Read more

The Pleasure Of The Fall, Or Should I Say These Autumn Days, In Memory Of Henry?

The Pleasure Of The Fall, Or Should I Say These Autumn Days, In Memory Of Henry?Turnips and Greens small file

A friend of mine, Henry Heck, died recently, and he was not the first to leave us. Each time it happens, I'm left thinking that every day is more precious than the last. People speak of the autumn of life, and I guess it's the natural cycle of things, but I'm in no hurry to go. I'm working to enjoy these lovely fall days and nights in North Carolina. The dogs are certainly happier, and more active, as the ... 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.