Neil B.

Neil B.

Alumni

Day 86 Singapore Health Care.

  • Jun 25th, 2019 at 11:37PM

So I’ve been to the Doctor and Physio about my heel today and as Kit “diagnosed” I have Plantar Fasciitis.

Apparently I’m running on my heels instead of mid or front foot, so that last 10km in Sydney finished me off by putting to much compound pressure on it.

However, Singaporean Doctors generally like to try and find more
problems than you actually thought you had, and then rule them out with an expensive MRI. After 9 years I’m wise to it, so actually our family Dr is very good, she diagnosed it in about 90 seconds, didn’t bother giving me any meds, or suggest X-Rays etc. So that was good.

However she had to refer me to a physio, and things quickly became more problematic!

So after seeing the physio for an hour, not only do I not run properly, I’m also not walking correctly, which is an odd thing to be told at 47!
Now I’ve got a few stretching exercises to do, I need to learn a new way to walk🤦🏻‍♂️and when it’s heeled (pun intended😉) I’ve just got to learn a new way to run🤦🏻‍♂️🤦🏻‍♂️.

So all I need to do now is visit the physio at $100 a go to completely relearn how to walk and then run again. That sounds easy... and cheap....😱

 
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6 comments

Gagan A.Gagan A.Alumni
about 1 year ago

hilarious ! better see am ayurvedic doc pal


    Kit F.Kit F.Kenzai Member
    about 1 year ago

    Gagan is right— an ayurvedic doc couldd be helpful, but will also be expensive. Short-term fix is a cortisone shot, but you still really have to do all the stretches and strengthening of the muscles in the foot/calf. Very deep masage to the foot and calf will help move forward a lot faster, but it’s really painful. And I recommend alternating hot/cold plunges, doing some self massage in between on the bottom (plantar surface) of your foot with a golf or tennis ball. Lmk what the Physio tells you


      Jenn R.Jenn R.Kenzai Member
      about 1 year ago

      And for learning how to run 🏃🏻 properly, Kenzai has a program for that! 🤣


        Gagan A.Gagan A.Alumni
        about 1 year ago

        come to Chennai will fix u up with a good ayurvedic doc or look up Cochin there is an ayurvedic University there which can fix u up permanently. I can send u details if youer keen


          Talya EdlundTalya EdlundKenzai Member
          Assistant Trainerabout 1 year ago

          My goodness Neil, that does sound like a lot. Hopefully, you'll find a physio that aims for a "gradual release" which will empower you to do the training you need to correct your walk on your own.


            Patrick ReynoldsPatrick ReynoldsKenzai Member
            Founderabout 1 year ago

            Ha I know the feeling of telling someone they're walking wrong! A better word would be "walking more skillfully" in a way that follows your body's natural bone and muscle lines. I'm glad your doctor is working with you on this and that you've got the plantar on your radar now. Just knowing about it helps you stay on top of it.

            As far as Kenzai goes you're good to go on most exercises, but need to watch the cardio sessions that have your weight coming down on the foot. Elliptical, swimming and cycling are good while you're working on the issue.

            Learning to run with a mid foot strike is a revelation and you can run so much farther once you get used to it!


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