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

Buyer Beware Toxicity: FitOldDog Advises, “Don’t Apply Zinc Anywhere Near Your Nose”

Buyer Beware Toxicity: FitOldDog Advises, "Don't Apply Zinc Anywhere Near Your Nose"zinc cold treatment

Zinc has a long and tortured history, as a treatment for the common cold. "Under the terms of the agreement, 95 percent of eligible plaintiffs must accept the Arizona settlement; the average payment after legal fees would be about $21,000. Zimmerman, who called the settlement "very fair and appropriate," said the amount would vary depending on the extent of injury determined by medical tests. The settlement does not ... Read more

Ironman Dream Was Weird But Informative

Ironman Dream Was Weird But InformativeFitOldDog Injury Map Jan 5th 2015

Do you feel your age some days? Well stop that, BAD DOG! I'm finally getting past my subluxated hip, putting all those soft tissues back into line, especially my left hip flexor (iliacus), and starting to sign up for races, which may account for my weird Ironman dream last night. "I'm in an Ironman race, no idea where, and I'm running up a hill (about a 7% grade, which there is no way I could do), and I ... Read more

A Hypothesis To Integrate The Plethora Of Treatments For Plantar Fasciitis Into A Safe And Cost-Effective Approach

A Hypothesis To Integrate The Plethora Of Treatments For Plantar Fasciitis Into A Safe And Cost-Effective ApproachFitOldDog's Plantar Fasciitis Roadmap book

WORKING ASSUMPTION: the human disease known popularly as plantar fasciitis, in it's early stages, is a state of proprioceptive disfunction. RESEARCH QUESTION: With so many and such diverse treatments for plantar fasciitis being advertised on the Internet, with claims of success for all, what do they each have in common that will permit us to collapse them into a small number of effective and affordable ... Read more

Postulated Progression Of Plantar Fasciitis, Narrative By Runner And Thinker, Walter Fraser, Based On His Experiences, With Edits And Thoughts From FitOldDog

Postulated Progression Of Plantar Fasciitis, Narrative By Runner And Thinker, Walter Fraser, Based On His Experiences, With Edits And Thoughts From FitOldDogWalter Fraser, runner, thinker and great supporter of our efforts.

Our research on the human disease, so-called (mistakenly) plantar fasciitis, continues, resulting in data sets that are helping us to make sense of why some treatments work sometimes in some people, and why some people never seem to be able to escape this horrible condition. People's stories, about the progression of plantar fasciitis, based on personal experience, are a critical part of our research program. ... Read more

Postulated Progression Of The Human Disease Known As Plantar Fasciitis By FitOldDog (Pathologist)

Postulated Progression Of The Human Disease Known As Plantar Fasciitis By FitOldDog (Pathologist)FitOldDog loves this walking trail

When I swim, I swim, but when I walk, I think, and my thoughts yesterday led to the diagram, above, which is at least a start down the road to logical treatment of the human disease known (mistakenly) as plantar fasciitis. I do love to stay in shape, and swimming certainly does that for my base cardiovascular fitness, so I've included today's swim workout, designed by my friend and swim coach, Rick. The 200 ... Read more

I Hope I Live To Sustain A Lot More Injuries, And Make A Couple More Enemies, At Least!

I Hope I Live To Sustain A Lot More Injuries, And Make A Couple More Enemies, At Least!Evil Knieval

If you haven't sustained some injuries, or made a few enemies, you've never lived. If we learn from our injuries, I must be fairly wise, based on my map, above, though not as wise as Evel Knieval (yes, EVEL, never knew that), I'm sure. As I prepare, mainly mentally, for another trip around the sun, I, like my old Chevy truck (approaching 360,000 miles, and don't tell me my old truck doesn't, in her own way), reflect ... Read more

For all their fancy advertisements, no-one can tell you how to fix your plantar fasciitis, including us!

For all their fancy advertisements, no-one can tell you how to fix your plantar fasciitis, including us!FitOldDog's data on cortisone heel shots.

No one can tell you the fastest way to get to work in a big city, unless they know where you live and have detailed understanding of the key traffic patterns. Even then, they can only tell you what might work, or what has worked for them or a friend. Just like finding your way out of the plantar fasciitis treatment maze. No one an tell you how to fix your foot pain, without knowing your story, and even then they can ... Read more

Shoes As Tools, Even Weapons, Against Plantar Fasciitis

Shoes As Tools, Even Weapons, Against Plantar FasciitisFitOldDog's shoes and socks

Why does is this guy keep on talking about plantar fasciitis all the time? Is he obsessed? Yep! So would you be if you had it, and you claim to know how to fix it. This article is about the power of shoes as tools to fight this condition. It's a long story, starting with a bike wreck in 2013 (enough said about that), leading to a series of problems, with a post-script of full-blown plantar fasciitis. I had a truly ... 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.