I just noticed the nodules less than two months ago. I work out, doing step aerobics, etc. I have seen conflicting opinions about doing exercise, and I am not sure whether I should continue banging my feet. I have Nike Free shoes, which someone recommended. They are light, but not well padded.
Thanks for any information.
Also, I have emailed Professor Seegenschmiedt, asking whether he can schedule a course of radiotherapy for me.
Hi Australia Calling, The prof. recommended to me that the nike free were worth trying. He does a lot running himself. He mentioned to use a moisturiser or even vasoline before running.We discussed that it would be easy to remove a segment under the shoe if it pressed on a nodule. I only wear the shoes when walking.Stretching exercise will not hurt , but it will not stop the progression . You mentioned you have knuckle pads in your previous post. Knuckle pads occur in up to 42 % of patients with Morbus Ledderhose and help clinically confirm the disease. On the point of visiting Essen . I can email a map of the hospital location, hotel etc. if you wish. click on 'My profile' and scroll to' Newman 'and send me your email address. I can attach a pdf file. Regards.
I have been a heavy duty runner all my life. My LD has not changed (after a bad reaction from surgery) for the last 30 odd years since developing it in my twenties. However, I could not walk, let alone run without removing from my shoes anything that comes in contact with the nodules.
I am a keen badminton player and play it regularly severat times a week. I have had a nodule in one of my feet for about 11 years, with RT treatment about 9 years ago. It has given me very few problems during all that time. I also discovered a second nodule in my other foot a few years later, this time no treatment, but again no real problems. So I don't think exersise has done me any harm!