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Old 07-18-2008, 11:06 AM   #1
James Rios
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Arrow Vibram probs...

i finally got my hands on a pair of Vibram classics!!! I was and still am SUPER EXCITED!! i even took them hiking in yosemite and boy did they ROCK!!! my feet had an unbelievable amount of grip...
however my probs come when i go running... when i first got them i was very careful and gradually increased the amount of run time in them to build up calluses. my feet are now thoroughly callused, however i have a dif prob.

after only about 400m the middle of my arch feels like it has a thorn in it. at first i just ignored it because i was still gaining callus and only running 400m but now that my feet are ready i want to run more but the "thorn" hurts to much...

anyone else have a similar experience?

Is i because im running in classics and not sprints? i didnt think that would matter when i bought them...
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Old 07-18-2008, 12:21 PM   #2
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Re: Vibram probs...

My arches felt that way for awhile as well until I really got used to POSE running in the VFFs. It eventually went away. I would often hand massage my feet before and after running to loosen them up.

I don't think its about the classics or sprints, but more your own feet. It could be a stress fracture in one of the bones, but that is extreme and you'd feel that when walking too.

It is in all likelihood plantar fasciitis. Lay off the running for awhile, make sure your feet, ankles and calves are thoroughly stretched everyday, ice if necessary, then come back better.

Just my $.02.
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Old 07-18-2008, 01:38 PM   #3
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Re: Vibram probs...

I had a similar prob with my feet and found plantar fascitis to be the problem. Hurts bad in the am, goes away, and comes back later in the day when your feet are tired? See a good podiatrist. I tried to fix mine with lots of running and bouncing on trampoline, and it took me 6 months to get over it. See somebody right away, before it gets compounded.
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Old 07-18-2008, 02:45 PM   #4
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Re: Vibram probs...

I have had KSO's for a few months and run up to 3 or 4 miles in them without any problems. Might just take a while for your feet and lower legs to adapt.
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Old 07-19-2008, 10:00 AM   #5
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I have had planter fasciitis...it hurts like hell.
Sounds like what you have.
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Old 07-19-2008, 10:39 AM   #6
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Re: Vibram probs...

hmm... i googled planter fasciitis and sadly that does actually sound like what i have... CRAP!!!!
ill look into a doc opinion now...
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Old 07-19-2008, 11:41 AM   #7
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Re: Vibram probs...

You can take a golf ball and do some myo-fascial release by rolling your foot on it either while sitting or standing. Think of the golf ball as a foam roller. Adjust the amount of weight you put on it according to how it feels.

But for sure see a doc.
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