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August 11, 2017

If you’ve ever experienced plantar fasciitis, then you know just how excruciating and debilitating it can be.  In 2014 I had just moved to Portland and shortly after, at the mere age of 26, I experienced my first bout of plantar fasciitis.  I was working on transferring my massage therapy license from Colorado over to Oregon, so I was working as a front desk sales associate at a local spa, which meant that I was on my feet for 10 plus hours a day.  By the end of the day, my feet were swollen. It hurt so much to put weight on them that by the time I got home I could barely take my dog for a walk around the block, and I felt like crawling.  After the “walk,” I would immediately hop in the shower with the shower head pointed at my feet, the coldest setting possible, and I would just sit down in the shower for at least 10 minutes.  I would finish my shower and the commence the icing.  It was awful - I felt like I was dying.  

I went to the doctor and they told...

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