I have been thinking a lot about feet lately. Mine have felt a little cramped. I’m longing for summer sandals, or at least sockless freedom around the house. I like to cycle, ski, and hike, all activities that require closed-toe, sometimes snug, footwear. My grandmother had bunions so severe that they scared me as a child. I thought that my own genetics might make bunions and hammertoes magically appear one day. Nothing I could do about it: one day I would wake up with feet so twisted, I’d need surgery. So should I just sit around and wait for those lumpy indignities to appear?
Tag: Body Talk
“I can resist anything except temptation.” Oscar Wilde
“I really want to get in shape this year – that’s my New Year’s resolution.”
“Isn’t that the same resolution you had last year?”
“Yeah, but this year, I am really going to do it.”
How will you do it? Learn to use pessimism and 5 other surprising tips to increase your willpower.
more than skin deep
I flew through surgery a year and a half ago to remove a large ovarian tumor that fortunately was benign. Unfortunately, I have a monster incision that runs from just above my belly button down to the top of my pubic bone. My recovery was fabulous, thanks to my good friends and therapists at ALTA.
Inflammation is something familiar to all physical therapists. Decreasing joint or soft tissue inflammatory conditions that cause pain and stiffness is part of our job. After a spill from a mountain bike, or a ski accident, acute inflammation is an issue. And, it’s part of what we address to promote healing.