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Back in March, a Dr gave me a quick diagnosis of plantar fasciitis, for my arch and sometimes heel pain, and told me to do a bunch of stretches, roll the frozen bottle, etc. 5 months later it wasn't getting better, so I saw a specialist, and he told me I actually had Anterior Tibialis Tendonitis, and the stretches and plastic orthotic insoles were making it worse, and I should just keep rolling the frozen bottle, but mostly try not to let my foot get any closer to my shins than 90 degrees for a while, and to do a bunch of bodyweight 2 foot calf raises and toe scrunches.

He said biking should be fine, just not to stand up and hammer. I finally got back on the bike today for a short commute, and I was easy on my feet, but I am not sure if my feet are ready for it... anyone deal with this issue before?
 

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Your symptoms do sound a lot like what my ignoramus high school track coach would say was "shinsplints", and then prescribe the "two mile-on-down" workout for. Didn't make noooo difference what the athlete's event, weight, etc. was, the "2-mile-on down-workout worked as good as robitussin on everything.

Needless to say, under his tutelage, I, as a long-jumper that year, went from jumping just a tad under 19' at the beginning of the season, to under 16' at the end.
What a genius that eyepatch-wearing old guy was.
 

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Yeah, I think "shin splints" are the same tendon, but weirdly, my pain is just in my arches and sometimes my heels.

Maybe I should try some robitussin.
 
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