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Old 02-20-2006, 12:04 PM   #17
Dojo: Ryushinkan
Location: San Diego, CA
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 1
Re: Shikko, toes, ouch!

Matt Rice wrote:
Yes it gets red, xray shows a bone spur. Doc says "you're too young for arthritis" then looks at the xrays of my low back, feet, hands and says "you have arthritis". I'm 37: young shmung.
I know what you mean. I recently learned that I also have osteoarthritis and I'm only 30. In my case, it's only in my feet, and due to a previous injury. Doc wants to go in and shave off the excess bone. For professional reasons, I cannot do that just yet.

You can train around these conditions for the most part, but I have to avoid hanmi handachi and shikko, as both cause tremendous amounts of pain. Some days, I also have to avoid break-falls; they put too much pressure on the ball of the foot.
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