5 weeks ago I had my middle toe pinned at the hospital after breaking it in training. My training partner went to do irimi, but on the wrong side of me, so my foot went straight into the front of his calf.
The pin was removed a week ago, but a month not using much of the muscles in my left leg has left me feeling like the last 2 years of my training has evaporated. Other than stretches, rehabilitation massage, and exercises like squats, I have begun, slowly (very slowly) doing taisabaki
, and sat in seiza
again for the first time today. I probably wont be back to normal for another few weeks, especially as my toes are still swelling up.
It's quite depressing, all the more so because just before the accident, I had solved a long-standing issue that turned out to be muscular rather than a joint problem, and could train and receive ukemi more easily. Not to mention I was looking forward to doing a demo at one of the embukai
that frequently occur here.
Any suggestions on how to deal with the swelling would be welcome.