In <firstname.lastname@example.org>, on 04/10/97
at 11:39 PM, Jan Wilson <email@example.com> said:
>I have just been diagnosed as having plantar fasciitis - and am not too >happy about it! Orthopaedic foot specialist advises NO DANCING for at >least 12 MONTHS! Difficult with my teaching commitments! However he was >quite sure that I would not alter my life-style completely and I am >allowed to teach but to do as little dancing as possible - my recovery >will be slower but will happen with the passage of time - as long as I >wear proper orthotics (and he recommends TULI'S heel cups - there are >various ones but I'm wearing the PRO ones) and am conscientuous about my >stretching exercises. I was happy to see that the exercises that he has >prescribed are exactly the same ones that I use at the beginning of every >class. Our usual pattern is to do a fairly brisk march around the room, >then in waltz time look at feet positions, finishing off with a series of >stretches. End of class should also be some stretching (but this is left >to individuals to do). For those who have this problem my >physiotherapist (she is also one of my SC dancers) recommends that when >you get home you should ice the affected heels - and I've found this >helpful.
I'm surprised at the 12 month restriction; I assume you've had a rather
extensive history of problems, and lesser treatment hasn't worked?
Injection hasn't been tried?
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