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  • #16
    Originally posted by davem View Post
    in downward? Heel no!


    • #17
      I have had on a number of occasions what seems to be tiny ligament tears in my feet during stretching. It seems like there forms a weak spot, which over a period of weeks is annoying and occasionally painful if I am not careful when stretching. After having torn probably a dozen micro fibers over that time, after about 6 weeks it is healed and causes no problem again. It never bothers me during normal activities, only during stretching. I am just getting over one of these. I probably hadn't experienced it for 10 years. It's probably happened to me half a dozen times in my life.


      • #18
        Originally posted by Nethru View Post
        Anyone ever get heel pain on the outside of the heel from doing downward facing dog or any similar type possition with legs straight and foot bent up toward head? I went to the foot dr after 3 weeks of pain and he gave me Voltaris (sp) to rub on my foot to see if that reduces the inflimation (1 week so far and no pain relief) and he thinks i might have tweaked a nerve. 1 runs down your whole body to your foot in that general area.

        Just wondering if anyone else had this kind of pain and how they were able to make it go away?

        His next step is to pop a needle with steroids into my foot which I would prefer not to do but if the pain doesn't go away not sure what other options there are. He did mention that my achiles is very tight for someone my age (only 35).

        I have exactly the same pain and several Drs I've visited don't know what it is.
        Were you able to get help on this?


        • #19
          You are not supposed to feel any pain while performing a yoga posture. You should check it out with your doctor. If you feel pain again, stop immediately. Never push your body to the limit in yoga, this is the major cause of injuries. Buy a yoga mat with enough padding and great grip. it does makes a difference in your practice. I recommend any yoga mat by manduka, specially this one