Warmups, Injurues and Dance Programs

David Page

Message 7346 · 11 Apr 1997 21:36:29 · Fixed-width font · Whole thread

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In <3.0.32.19970410113750.00691018@xxxxxxx.xxx.xx>, on 04/10/97
at 11:39 PM, Jan Wilson <xxxxxx@xxxxxxx.xxx.xx> 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?

Please feel free to send directly if you don't want this discussed in the
open mail list.

David Page M.D., F.A.A.F.P.

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