Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Light A Candle

Larisa Iordache, who is poised to be one of the breakout stars of the Olympics, is dealing with "fasciitis" according to doctors who have treated her. This condition supposedly hurts like hell, so we all need to a light a candle to pray for Larisa's foot to heal enough so she can show her highly difficult and complex beam and floor routines.

Here is a translation of an article describing what Larisa is dealing with:
She was treated with NSAIDs and ultrasound, but the pain persisted. He had an MRI and doctors at the Olympic Village verdict was "fasciitis".
According to specialists, explained fasciitis is a disease of the membranes that surround the heel, which is likely to Larisa and her be harmed tens of thousands of landings after jumps on the beams.
Alert widened because the pain persisted and, last night, Larisa Iordache reached a clinic in London where he works with a German orthopedic coaches Belu and Bitang have worked at the Olympic Games in Athens.
This second opinion is decisive. "You try to work if the pain lasts, but we are not sure about it" was the advice of doctors at the Olympic Village.
In these cases, who ultimately decide to continue to train and compete with the pain is very athletic.

-Catalina's Leo

19 comments:

  1. Ugh, I have had that, and it is at time immobilizing. Usually you can work it out a bit....poor timing. Poor thing.

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  2. She will get cortisone injections and that should keep the pain at bay for a few days. She'll be fine

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  3. Ugh, it hurts so MUCH! Get her some Earth shoes. I found the negative heel really helped.

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  4. there are just way too many injuries in gymnastics...

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  5. Ugh, I've had that, and at times I could hardly walk. But since I was a child gymnast, I kept working out and it was fine. So I think Larisa will make it.

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  6. I would recommend a regime of ice massages, and manual calf and hamstring stretches in addition to the NSAIDS and Ultrasound. In fact, they might try iontophoresis instead of Ultrasound. Other than that I think that the other commenters suggestions of a heel lift and a cortisone shot just before her competitions are good ones too. I hope she has a good physical therapist.

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  7. Unfortunately, I've had that a few times and I'd rather an icepick through my eyeball. It hurts walking, sitting, lying down, it doesn't matter. The bitch hurts.

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  8. Don't cortisone shots hurt a few days after you get it?

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  9. If Iordache is out, i will never recognize the women AA champion this year ! The competition won't be the same without her !

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  10. If Iordache is out there is no way Romania has a shot of being on the podium.

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  11. AnonymousJuly 26, 2012 2:59 AM

    Oh pleeze.. This is a sport of last BITCH standing..

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    1. Indeed. But still...

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  12. I can't imagine her not pushing through, but I bet she'll water a few things down in quals, ie no Amanar.

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  13. And I pray. I like what I've seen of this young lady - tough, tough break for this to happen to her. Hopefully she can gut it out somehow.

    LOL at the earth shoes suggestion. That suggestion would be wonderful if all she were doing was walking around Kensington Gardens. Unfortunately you aren't dealing with a leisurely stroll around the park here.

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    1. Yes, I do in fact comprehend that, just as I couldn't wear shoes in dance class. Which is where my problem flared up. But, having the slight but constant stretching while not dancing did wonders for preventing the worst spasms in class. At least I could drive home without crying.

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  14. At some point, this sport needs to be re-thought. Perhaps something between the emphasis on execution over difficulty in NCAAs and today's emphasis on difficulty over execution in the elite code. While injuries will always be part of the sport either way, we are now at the point of holding together athletes with bubble gum and scotch tape, and with a few exceptions the sport lacks the beauty and originality of the past. Progress at what cost?

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    1. Dear God.


      - Token Heterosexual

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  15. Well this sucks, Larisa was the anchor of my fantasy gymnastics team! I have also had plantar fasciitis and it does indeed suck. This is a common overuse injury that isn't specific to gymnastics; I developed mine training for a marathon. A new treatment I read about in a running magazine is called "dry needling". It's supposed to work wonders. I hope they can find something to manage the pain so that she can have the olympics she deserves.
    -Jennifer

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  16. A lot of times PF also results from repeated ankle injuries, so it's not surprising gymnasts would be prone to it. I've had it too and it suck beyond words, but with a couple days massage and a cortisone injection she might be able to push through it.

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