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« Reply #15 on: July 06, 2009, 12:08:20 PM »

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I am currently on drs. orders not to do any activity which might hurt my ankle/foot, while they figure out what is going on.  So, no dancing at all for me.  Anyone have any suggestions of things I can do that won't irritate my ankle (besides posture) while I'm on hiatus? 
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« Reply #16 on: July 06, 2009, 12:50:34 PM »

Work on your flexibility?
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« Reply #17 on: July 06, 2009, 01:09:28 PM »

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I am currently on drs. orders not to do any activity which might hurt my ankle/foot, while they figure out what is going on.  So, no dancing at all for me.  Anyone have any suggestions of things I can do that won't irritate my ankle (besides posture) while I'm on hiatus? 

I hope you heal quickly and get well soon!  If there's any injury I hate, it's anthing to do with the legs.  I take my mobility for granted way too much!

This might however be a wonderful opportunity to exercise your most powerful muscle: the mind.  I suggest visualizing what you want your dancing to look like and imagine yourself dancing like that.  If you do this properly, you'll actually feel like you had a workout because your muscles will be twitching in sync with your thoughts.  Watch lots of videos and try to mentally dance what you see.  You can do this while sitting down.  You might be amazed how much you learn (or rather, unlearn, because in my experience, most of us are doing WAY too much and complicating the heck of out it unnecessarily). 

Another fun thing to do is to watch videos of the top dancers and try to find the "truth" in their movement: the most important one or two things they're doing that's causing everything else to fall into place.  It's a fun little exercise, and tremendously rewarding once you figure out the mystery.  One of the best dancers in the world told me that the top dancers are magicians.  Figure out their tricks and they're magicians no more.  Incorporate it into your dancing and you will become the magician!  Otherwise, you'll be just another person trying to literally create what the magician is showing you (imagine literally sawing your glamorous assistant in half! What's sad is that it is not far from what I used to do with my dancing). 
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« Reply #18 on: July 07, 2009, 06:13:18 AM »

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I am currently on drs. orders not to do any activity which might hurt my ankle/foot, while they figure out what is going on.  So, no dancing at all for me.  Anyone have any suggestions of things I can do that won't irritate my ankle (besides posture) while I'm on hiatus? 


This might however be a wonderful opportunity to exercise your most powerful muscle: the mind. 

I would agree that it is a good time to exercise the mind.

I do however totally understand that you might want to do something physical exercises as well. Now that you are dancing using the "Body School of Thought" I will leave a couple of exercises in that section for you to have a look at.

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« Reply #19 on: July 07, 2009, 07:57:50 AM »

Thanks, DSV!  I've got a long 3 weeks coming up, so having something physical to do would be a good thing!
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« Reply #20 on: July 07, 2009, 10:02:49 AM »

Thanks, DSV!  I've got a long 3 weeks coming up, so having something physical to do would be a good thing!

You are very welcome. If you need or want more things to do, just let me know and I will post some more things to do.
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« Reply #21 on: July 07, 2009, 10:37:45 AM »

I tried the first exercise in the elevator just now (I have to go down 33 floors).  I can totally see how that works; thank you so very much! 
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« Reply #22 on: July 07, 2009, 10:12:26 PM »

And the diagnosis is...chronic plantar fascitis.  The dr. told me to "please rest" and not to dance, but that I could do stretches.  I'm calling tomorrow to see how long I need to rest!
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« Reply #23 on: July 07, 2009, 11:20:11 PM »

And the diagnosis is...chronic plantar fascitis.  The dr. told me to "please rest" and not to dance, but that I could do stretches.  I'm calling tomorrow to see how long I need to rest!


I am not sure what that means, but I am sure something can be done.....

I will talk to a friend of mine that is a specialist doctor for sport people and see what he say in regards to doing preventive and supportive actions to help you get back to dancing. Give me a couple of weeks and I will get back to you on that subject.

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« Reply #24 on: July 08, 2009, 08:27:58 AM »

Thank you, DSV!
I will get a yoga video and do the exercises you mentioned and I know I will only be out of it for a little bit!
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« Reply #25 on: July 08, 2009, 09:04:41 AM »

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plantar_fasciitis

I found this on wikipeda.....
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« Reply #26 on: July 08, 2009, 09:41:44 AM »

Eeek!
Well, I guess I'd better get on the cold bottles or cans.

Thanks, QPO.
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« Reply #27 on: July 08, 2009, 12:52:38 PM »

Eeek!
Well, I guess I'd better get on the cold bottles or cans.

Thanks, QPO.

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« Reply #28 on: July 09, 2009, 06:17:50 AM »


so all that banging the front of your head with a mallet paid off!

indeed, shortened my nose too
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« Reply #29 on: July 09, 2009, 09:27:52 AM »

Eeek!
Well, I guess I'd better get on the cold bottles or cans.

Thanks, QPO.


give it a chance to rest....as much as possible. I know I have had injuries and I try to keep working through them, but some you can't it just makes it worse...
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