Has anyone had any problems with plantar fasciitis? How do you minimize the problems on long hikes?
I typically get pain/stiffness in my foot after hiking about 5 miles or so, so I can go on short hikes but obviously this cuts out longer hikes or backpack hunting. My doctor told me to start a regular stretching routine which I've been somewhat successful in following. I'm also wondering if maybe staying more active year-round will help? I usually go on one or two overnight hikes per year and don't do a whole lot of prep working up to it. This is the first winter I've been going to the gym on a regular basis so I'm wondering if maybe this will help at all.
I would really like to go on some longer hike-in hunts for caribou or sheep so this is a pretty big issue.