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Injury Afoot: 30 Things You Can Do to Relieve Heel Pain and Speed Healing of Plantar Fasciitis Paperback – July 4, 2008


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 104 pages
  • Publisher: Birchbark Publishing (July 4, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0980172454
  • ISBN-13: 978-0980172454
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.2 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #919,181 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From the Author

This is the first book available to present such a complete, multi-faceted approach to treating plantar fasciitis. Since your body is a dynamic machine, the parts of which interrelate and affect each other, a full-spectrum healing plan is optimal. As such, a person can take many actions to alleviate the pain caused by plantar fasciitis. This book contains all of those steps in one place to serve as a central resource for plantar fasciitis sufferers. The exercises and guidelines are easy and painless. And they work.

When the body is injured, it's eager to heal itself. With a condition like plantar fasciitis, the body's healing process basically needs as many odds as possible stacked in its favor, and it will take care of the rest. Without a scalpel, hypodermic needle, or bottle of pills. This book helps a plantar fasciitis sufferer do just that.  - Patrick Hafner

More About the Author

Patrick Hafner has been involved in fitness and conditioning for over 30 years. He competed for 15 years in wrestling sports, winning numerous state, regional, and international titles, and has worked as a strength training adviser and judo instructor. A hiking enthusiast, Pat has explored trails across the U.S., Canada, Iceland and Switzerland. As a runner, he has completed over 100 races.

Pat holds a B.S. with graduate work in Kinesiology and Exercise Science from the University of Minnesota.

Customer Reviews

Thanks Patrick, great information.
Yvonne Phillips FSII
I still suffer from the pain of plantar fasciitis if I wear low heeled shoes.
Michelle Dunn
Patrick has done an outstanding job showing you how to stretch properly.
Michael Monji

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

54 of 62 people found the following review helpful By Matthew J. Armbruster on September 21, 2008
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Well this is a great resource for one of the most vexing running injuries I have ever had. The information contained here will definatly help put anyone on the road,(the long road) to recovery. I know many non-runners who work on their feet, teachers, nurses even coaches and non-atheletes who would beneifet from this text, in its entireity.
I also recommend more the book, "The 5 Mintue Plantar Fasciitis Cure", which is more to the salient point of the singular componet of relief.
Please note WHATEVER you do or try you MUST BE VIGILANT in your approach, this injury requies long term rehab, 6 months to life would be about right.
Matt
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Christian Robles on May 11, 2011
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This book gives you many things you can do to relief Plantar Fasciitis.
You can do many, or you can do only a few, but you have to do something to get rid of it.
I also read "The 5 minute Plantar Fasciitis Solution", which in my opinion is the key to successfully get over the heel pain. I have tried many things but the one that really feels to be helping is the 5-min Solution.

UPDATE (Feb/12/2012):
In my pursue of getting rid of the pain, I still continued to play basketball, and training my calves to be in better shape for a championship I'm in.
Have to clearly state that it helped a lot. So I believe now the writer is absolutely right in his recommendations.
After I train my calves with weight training (in a gym), I can barely feel any pain on the same day and days after. In the same way after playing a basketball game, the pain is gone. So the strength training is a MUST for anybody who suffers from plantar fasciitis.
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25 of 29 people found the following review helpful By J. Davenport on January 11, 2009
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If you have recently been diagnosed or think you have PF, then this is an excellent resource that consolidates a ton of the information, guidance and reality of this vexing problem. I have been dealing with PF for over a year now and have gone through PT, doctors and podiatrists to aid in my recovery - thus, none of the information in this book was new to me. I have spent many hours researching PF prior to seeking medical advice.

I wished the book contained more information about products the author recommends for (at least some of) the 30 points of relief. I can appreciate that listing products dates a publication but at least it gives you a starting point of self-help remedies when you're 'new' the heel and PF problems.

I deducted one star because I think it's over-priced. The book is a quick read and good reference though.
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18 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on January 7, 2012
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The description says 103 pages, but I went ahead and purchased it because it was so highly rated, figuring 100 good pages would be worth the $9.95.

By the time you take out the table of contents, overall intro, and the ending pages of very general testimonials, you get maybe 70 pages of info that you could easily get by Googling plantar fasciitis. The less than 10 photos and two illustrations are tiny on the Kindle and are of such poor quality, that when you enlarge to the Kindle screen are too blurry to be of any real use. I have both Fire and a regular Kindle and it was the same for both. These graphics were important as they were supposed to illustrate described exercises. There were other things the author described as helpful that would have benefited from illustrations.

Overall, I spent 1/2 an hour going through it and it ended. It's not much more than a self-published pamphlet. I got a refund.
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25 of 32 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on February 10, 2009
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This book has good information in it but if you have a computer and can search with skill most of it has been read. This gives good information for learning to deal with PF. The only thing that has really helped me is buying a pair of MBT shoes. IMMEDIATELY my heel pain was alleviated and I could walk with no pain for extended periods of time. It has helped with the pain when I am at rest also. I do not have the searing pain while sitting at the desk or getting up and walking. By all means, read the book to learn about the injury and therapies but invest in a pair of MBT shoes. You won't regret it.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Cathryn on February 1, 2014
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I returned to dance instructing and combined with playing tennis developed a very bad case of plantar fasciitis in my left foot in 2011. Like the author I had let the condition go and kept exercising on it not realizing the damage I was doing by creating scar tissue over micro tears. I remember the last time I played tennis was in excruciating pain like a nail in my left heel and after that could not walk properly to school to collect my children. I developed hip issues and finally saw my GP who referred me to a sports medical doctor. He did ultrasound and scar tissue was that bad he recommended a ski boot for 6 weeks and crutches. I thought I would never dance again but my doctor said I would. Like the author I investigated everything there was and I wish I had read his book because as an active person I pretty much had to stop what I loved and yes rest it. I did upper body strength and when my ski boot came off I gradually through cycling and swimming like the author built up other muscle groups. I was hardcore and did my exercises every night. I also used a ball under my foot when at my desk which hurt like crazy the first week but got easier. I did acupuncture, full on painful massage where they would dig into the scar tissue till I almost cried. This did not work. Honestly the stretches the author provides are spot on especially the calf muscle. I bought sleep boots and agree with author they work but as I sleep on my front I could not sleep with them on so before I go to bed I use them when reading a book. I just wish this book was around at the time as the condition really got me down at times. As my doctor said it tends to strike women in their late 40's who are carrying excess weight.Read more ›
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