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Creation Date: 05-20-2006 10:43 PM
Terry Troutman
Notes, Journal, Frustrations, Humiliations, Enlightenment
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In General Dolphins Don't Get Heel Spurs Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #1 New 05-20-2006 10:43 PM
I'll start my first blog with a whine. Practicing barefoot on a gymnastic floor has become extremely painful because I've manifested middle-age with a bad case of evil plantar faschitis. I'm contemplating gluing some kind of arch support into lightweight neoprene surf tabis so that I can get through a 2 hour practice without making a 'pained uke' face all practice long, especially while sitting seiza. I can only use these on carpeted mats because they leave scuff marks on other tatami. I just don't look forward to wearing neoprene out of water during the summer. Hot and sweaty--- *yuck* ! I can't handle NSAIDs or aspirin, and ice, arch support off mat and rest just doens't seem to be helping to heal it. Other treatment options look nasty, so I'm trying to avoid exacerbating the damage. I looking to increase my practice from 2-3 days a week to 3-4 days before I start school again in the fall...
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#3 06-01-2006 10:46 AM
I had an appointment with my primary doc and she said a cortisone shot into my heel will do the trick. Unfortunately, she refered me to a podiatrist... who can't see me for three weeks. I had to sit out practice last night because walking barefoot on that springy mat is torture and sitting seiza puts my toes into a their own version of nikkyo. Yeah, the other heel is beginning to complain for having to take up all the slack. To add insult to injury, the doc decided it's time to treat one of those other middle-age problems... GERD! On my last two exams, the combination of stress, heavy breathing and acid left me a coughing, gasping, voiceless mess. Sensei thought I was having a heart attack but it was just my stomach having a seizure (I had finished my performance part of the exam, I was getting tossed around as uke for my partner and the panel kept saying to him, 'Can we see that one more time...?' So, I'm on day 2 of caffeine withdrawal as coffee, chocolate (no, not the chocolate!) and nuts are verboten. As an adult student, coffee and trail mix are dietary staples. I'm just happy that with age comes a stubborness I didn't have when I was 20. I also have a better sense of my limits and if I have to sit out, I'll just have to sit out. I've heard the shot in the heel is painful but not as painful as Ron's home remedy. I think I can wait the 3 weeks.
#2 05-30-2006 01:11 PM
Ron Tisdale Says:
dug mine out repeatedly with a knife. Finally stopped coming back. It was on the ball of the foot. Best, Ron
#1 05-25-2006 06:35 AM
DmG Says:
Uggh....can I say...me too....middle age, plantar faciliatis....I had it bad in one foot...and no sooner got it cleared up to have it resurface with double the vengence in the other foot. I do advil, foot support while on the mat...and hold my cold bottle of beer on my feet after class. I figure this is my lot in life. Good luck and let us know if you find a cure!

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