Ever since last March’s foot injury (stepping on my sisters art pencil and having it stuck in the side of my foot and having to hop around for some months), I’ve been paranoid but trying to be more careful. I’ve always been clumsy. My job in 2017 messed up my foot and now im paranoid because i feel like stuff just keeps happening to it once it recovers. Last week i hit my foot on something and was in major pain. Tried to move around more carefully but then hit my other foot in the exact same spot like 2 days later. And now this week, I hit my foot on something else and its a bit swollen. Im paranoid now and flinching away from everything that may be even close to my path 🥴😭 Im having to lie down with my foot iced and elevated. Do you think this is trauma and that I should give IRT or NET a try?
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I haven't tried IRT and NET myself Desi, so I can't suggest any of these to you, but according to me since your first foot injury you are trying to be too cautious to protect your feet and when someone tries to be too cautious they unconsciously tend to go back towards the same thing.
In your case the injury on your feet. You are trying hard to protect your one feet and thus the other is getting injured.
That's just a maybe, of what I assume.12
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The more you try to not get injured, the more you'll get injured. I don't know how that works, but it does. Nothing that's written here is gonna help you with that, unless you're willing to go through some pain in order to train your body to feel less pain.0
I won't recommend anything you have to consult a doctor if you are in pain. Don't do anything wid yourself it can worse the pain. And don't trust everything on google or on internet.2
I don’t know what to tell you about either of those. I have experienced how slowly foot injuries recover and how easy they are to re-injure. I feel your pain on that. I’m sorry.1
Desii, you need a weekend in bed. Preferably with your guy on top of you.
Relax. Heal. Don't do anything. Put your skateboards away.2
The pain is the worst when you least expect it.1
I never tried either of those. I think it may be worth having a discussion with your primary care physician to see what they recommend.3
I've never tried it but it might be something you should try. It's either that or walk around wrapped up in bubble wrap. Lol.0
It would definitely be something to look into!
(And I'm really sorry about your foot. 😥💜 )2
It’s totally worth a try. The brain is an interesting organ1
Do I need to bring a little red wagon by to pull you around in so you will heal? lol1
Missed ya, cuhh🥰2
I recommend the net2
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I am fairly dubious about chiro but I have done quite a bit of Alexander technique which is about correctly aligning the body and avoiding repetitively injuring the body.
I have also - unfortunately - needed to do techniques to overcome PTSD. The technique described of taping points on the face sounds a little like another PTSD treatment I was told about but advised against because it takes a long time and also requires more skill from the patient.
So I am seeing some parallels and could see it might work. On the other hand I might be completely mistaken. The body and mind is constant so not surprising that various techniques come together. e. g Yoga and Pilates are very similar because the body is the same.
But no direct exposure to these techniques.
Thank you very much
This the technique I was given if interested www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/havening#summary
Thanks for the MHO. If you are interested in body work there is also Feldenkraus. Both Alexander and Feldenkruas (pinching from Alexander) developed their methods to overcome personal injuries. Not done Feldenkraus myself but it might be more available in your locale. Feldenkraus claims to rewire the brain.
As an example most people, when turning a corner, lead with the shoulders and twist their foot. The natural way to turn a corner is to lead with your head. Turn it in your direction of travel and your body just follows your head. It is easier, no twisting your torso or foot. It might even help you avoid banging your foot but I can't swear to that.
Try it! Just a 30 second investment.
I had a bad dance injury. Took advice to do pilates but only got halfway through the first lesson before I had to cab it to a medical center for valium to relieve the pain. Twelve months of Alexander got me recovered enough to do pilates. Body work gave me a good result. I think these chiro methods are essentially body work in a similar vein but probably more expensive.
Your mileage may vary.
Thank you i may try