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Affordable Footjoy options for Plantar Fasciitis

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    I would love a pair of Footjoy DNA, but that unfortunately isn't happening as they are out of my price range.

    I have the foot pain of Plantar Fasciitis, and want to know if there is a Footjoy shoe that is recommended.

    Thanks,

    Dan Of Troy

    (No relation to Helen)

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    If D.N.A. is out of your range, your best bet would be our FJ Contour Series. Some golfers in our office have had success over the years with that model, excellent combination of flexibility and arch support.

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    Oohh, plantar fasciitis is no fun... but they come and go.  When I had it, I thought it was the end of the world- I couldn't play golf.

    Pick up those Contours as Devin suggested.  They’ll get you through it and when your pain goes away, you’ve got an ergonomically fitted shoe for golf.  Good luck!

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    Agree, it comes and goes.......I also have Plantar Fascitis and the Contour is a great shoe......additionally I have Dr prescribed inserts so that I can wear any of the FJ lines.........wearing the Dr prescribed boots at night and the inserts in my regular and golf shoes has helped bring my condition  under control.....I pretty much play pain free now....for a while, I could barely walk.......

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    1. Stretch the fascia. Prop your toes up against a wall, keeping your arch and heel flat so the toes stretch. Hold for a count of 10. Repeat 10 times three or four times per day.

    2. Roll a frozen water bottle under the arch. “Stretch first then roll out the arch for 10 minutes; you don’t want to stretch the tendon when it’s ice cold,” Clemens said.

    3. Freeze a golf ball and massage the fascia. Roll the frozen golf ball under the foot, starting from the front and working your way back. Put good pressure on each spot—the medial, center and lateral positions—for 15 seconds before moving to the next area. Then, roll the ball back and forth over the entire foot.

    4. Foam roll all muscles on the body above the plantar.“Even tight shoulders can cause the condition, as your arm swing can throw off proper hip alignment and footstrike,”

    5. Bump your arch. “Get a commercial insole with an arch bump to push on the plantar and keep it from flexing—it doesn’t matter if you’re an under or overpronator; the plantar needs to be supported and strengthened,” Clemens advised. “Wear the support in all shoes, if possible.”

    This piece first appeared in the March issue of Competitor magazine.

     

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    bholley
    1. Stretch the fascia. Prop your toes up against a wall, keeping your arch and heel flat so the toes stretch. Hold for a count of 10. Repeat 10 times three or four times per day.

    2. Roll a frozen water bottle under the arch. “Stretch first then roll out the arch for 10 minutes; you don’t want to stretch the tendon when it’s ice cold,” Clemens said.

    3. Freeze a golf ball and massage the fascia. Roll the frozen golf ball under the foot, starting from the front and working your way back. Put good pressure on each spot—the medial, center and lateral positions—for 15 seconds before moving to the next area. Then, roll the ball back and forth over the entire foot.

    4. Foam roll all muscles on the body above the plantar.“Even tight shoulders can cause the condition, as your arm swing can throw off proper hip alignment and footstrike,”

    5. Bump your arch. “Get a commercial insole with an arch bump to push on the plantar and keep it from flexing—it doesn’t matter if you’re an under or overpronator; the plantar needs to be supported and strengthened,” Clemens advised. “Wear the support in all shoes, if possible.”

    This piece first appeared in the March issue of Competitor magazine.

    Dr. Holley to the rescue! Thank you for posting the tips!

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    I personally wear footjoy dryjoys tour and it helped quite a bit when I had PF, you can find these online for somewhere between $60 and $100

    I walk every round just so you know, good luck ! I keep a golf ball in my desk and roll my arches everyday

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    "No relation to Helen" haha I like it. Welcome to the Community.

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    Plantar Fascitis is no fun and I am going through it right now!  I use inserts (have both ProSteps Pinnacle and Custom Orthotics that both fit into all my FJ Shoes).  I would suggest the exercises Doc recommended plus the inserts...do not wory...they will fit in just about any FJ Golf Shoe...

    Good Luck!

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    Im pretty sure Devin was relieved that he didn't have to censor another bholley post!  :)

    All great advice.  I would second and third the suggestion of getting properly fit supports/inserts for whatever shoe you settle on.

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    Agree on getting the proper fit inserts and I would recommend a Dr prescribed insert.  I tried one online and it was junk, so I went to a specialist.  My dress shoe inserts look nothing like my golf shoe inserts.  They are half the size.  When I was fitted by the specialist he asked me to bring in a pair of dress shoes and a pair of golf shoes (FJ of course) and they fit like a glove..  I have two pair for the dress shoes and two pair for the golf shoes.........Additionally I wore splints (boots at night and have one for each foot) and you cannot walk on these, but these really help and keep the foot in a steady position at night.....cumbersome to sleep in..........doing the prescribed basic stretching exercises my Dr gave me really helped as well....I may have a flareup every now and then, but a ibeprofin takes care of it now...  1.  Stretching exercises  2.  Splints  3.  Inserts ..........all this took about six months under a Dr's care but it eventually was brought under  control.....

     

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    Chuck....that is terrible! but at least it is under control! I know I am going on 6 months and still working through my pain...finally went to a doctor a month ago and now waiting on Dr. orthotics...

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    Chris.......Good move.....one you will not regret.......Once you get those inserts, WOW.......the night splints really do work as well......ugly and akward but effective......here is a copy of the exercises the Dr gave me.....chuck  :-)

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    ChuckZ
    Chris.......Good move.....one you will not regret.......Once you get those inserts, WOW.......the night splints really do work as well......ugly and akward but effective......here is a copy of the exercises the Dr gave me.....chuck  :-)

    Chuck, maybe you should have just come to see me. I'm cheaper, more fun, and all my prescriptions come in liquid form (unless in Seattle or Denver).

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    Chuck, Thanks for passing these along! They look good!