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12/03/2010 11:50
pinggg

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12/03/2010 11:50
pinggg

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I would like comments regarding yoga and the effects when you have ledderhose in both feet. I was also told by the pedorthist who built my orthodics NOT to practice yoga. If I did continue I must wear my shoes. I have been doing this however the nodules now ache after my practice as well as my one leg. I have put yoga on the back burner for a month.

12/08/2010 23:41
Kimb

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12/08/2010 23:41
Kimb

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Re: yoga

I have lumps in both feet that I have had diagnosed some years ago as ledderhoses disease and have been advised to leave things as they are for as long as possible. I have been doing bikram yoga on a fairly regular basis for the past 12 months and have noticed that the lumps have increases in size quite dramatically. I was not sure if this was just a coincidence but many of the postures are done on tip toes and I felt this could be aggravating my problem. I was very interested and dismayed to read that you had been advised not to do yoga.

12/27/2010 20:34
Cyclist 
12/27/2010 20:34
Cyclist 

Re: yoga

Hi there
I was interested in this thread as I had been planning to start yoga and continue it into my old age, but now with this condition was wondering if this is an appropriate exercise.

It would be interesting to hear if anybody has any success stories.

Can I ask how long you have been practising yoga? I wonder if it makes a difference if the muscles in the feet are fully conditioned for yoga prior to getting the lumps

The thing that gives me hope is that many people have reported no bad effects from massage and stretching the lumps, so I am choosing to believe it's more a matter of pain management than concern about making the lumps bigger. The topical cream treatments to dull the pain sound quite successful too (thank you Loonsong and others)

All the best in your yoga journey

Di

01/05/2011 06:01
loonsong 
01/05/2011 06:01
loonsong 

Re: yoga

I do yoga stretches and poses where my feet remain flat on the floor only. I do not take lessons now, did years ago.

I do take T'ai Ji lessons. I would recommend this excercise and Ji Gong (warm ups prior to it) the positions are far less stressful for the feet. I wear my NB walking shoes with my orthotics that have special places sunken for my nodules to sink into so there is not that much pressure on them. And as most of you may have read I could not probably walk without my cream treatment with all the bad weather we get around here.

So stretching and posing but no tip toes, that does pull the ligaments/tendons and put undo stress on the fibromos.

I do the warriors pose and the side pose with hand extended before I go for a walk, then stop in the grass and do my T'ai Ji in good weather every day outside, bad weather, inside. Also arm stretches hands touching on diagonal behind back I can still do.

For me yoga has too many things like having to get off the floor using hands which I cannot do and leaning against the wall using finger tips, again can not do. All the things using fingers and flexed feet in yoga are out for me having both LD and DD.
But I have taken what I can from the form and use it daily.

You could just try skipping the exercises where they rise up on their toes or point the toes in any form and hold, and do the others, I don't see why you couldn't, the rest is not much different than walking on your feet. There is a lot of sitting and lying down in yoga you will just have to take each exercise as it comes and wear your walking shoes this will prevent you from pointing your toes.

Then again if your Dr say no......maybe tell him you will wear your orthodtics and walking shoes and skip the toe pointing and he may change his mind. :)

Loonsong

Edited 01/05/11 08:04

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