Thread: Seiza
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Old 09-06-2000, 04:15 AM   #21
Dojo: Stellenbosch Aikido
Location: Stellenbosch, South Africa
Join Date: Jul 2000
Posts: 6
Unhappy I sprained my ankle a while ago and now it hurts

About 3 months ago I sprained my ankle. This did not happen in a Aikido class but it happened about 2 months after I started. At that time I still had diffuculty with sitting ins seiza for any length of time longer than 5 minutes, but I was getting better.

Then I sprained my ankle BAD. Now I find that my ankle cannot cope with seiza anymore. My other ankle can sit in seiza for longer (up to 15 minutes) and what I also sometimes do is to fold the bad ankle in under the good one to relieve some of the bad ankle's pain. I am worried however that my bad ankle will stay bad and not heal properly.

Has anyone had a similar experiance and know what I can do to make it better ?

"And in the Darkness of your eyes a
star is born..."
unknown (to me)

Pieter Breed
Stellenbosch University
South Africa
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