Arthritic Feet Force Me To Give Up Tennis - Forums at Psych Central



advertisement
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-11-2018, 07:05 AM #1
LifelongLoner's Avatar
LifelongLoner LifelongLoner is offline
Member
 
Member Since: Nov 2018
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 120
LifelongLoner LifelongLoner is offline
Member
LifelongLoner's Avatar
LifelongLoner It's the same old, same old. And, I do mean old!
 
Member Since: Nov 2018
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 120

86 hugs
given
Default Arthritic Feet Force Me To Give Up Tennis

I am posting this in the men's section in the hope that others will understand what it means to be athletic.

I have been a tennis player for decades. It was my passion and main social outlet. Over the years, I've had a litany of injuries but my passion for tennis did not wane. But now it seems that I will have to give up playing because of arthritis in my feet. After playing doubles, I cannot walk without extreme foot pain. Just standing is excruciating. The tennis court surface does not matter be it a hard court or a softer clay court. The pain lasts about 24-hours. I take Advil and rub my feet down with Ben-Gay. I have arches in my sneakers and wear thick padded socks. The pain would be worse without them but they are not enough to prevent what I go through afterwards.

Giving up tennis would create a huge hole in my life. Any sport where standing and/or running is involved is out of the question. I feel devastated. Watching tennis on TV only makes me want to play. I don't know what to do.
LifelongLoner is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Hugs from:

advertisement
Old 02-06-2019, 10:11 PM #2
redCanine3669 redCanine3669 is offline
Member
 
Member Since: Feb 2019
Location: New York
Posts: 304
redCanine3669 redCanine3669 is offline
Member
redCanine3669 is fasting
 
Member Since: Feb 2019
Location: New York
Posts: 304 (SuperPoster!)

397 hugs
given
Default Re: Arthritic Feet Force Me To Give Up Tennis

some sports are "high-collision" physical activities that have a greater chance of injury. also maybe you are playing too much tennis. If you frequently do physical activity that works a muscle, that muscle can experience overuse. Try doing other activities that work out other body parts. You can try juggling while sitting down. You can also maybe do some boat rowing.
redCanine3669 is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:28 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® — Copyright © 2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.



 

advertisement

Psych Central Forums

Psych Central is the leading mental health website, overseen by mental health professionals since 1995.

 

Helplines and Lifelines

The material on this site is for informational purposes only, and is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment provided by a qualified health care provider. .

Always consult your doctor or mental health professional before trying anything you read here.
Please read the full disclaimer.