foot pain after hard erg

foot pain after hard erg

Post by Nick Rockwell rockw.. » Wed, 15 Jan 1997 04:00:00


Subject: foot pain after hard erg

    My 17 year old son , a competitive high school rower, has excrutiating
    pain in his feet after all out hard erg pieces. No problem with
    moderate to 90% AT long pieces. He has no problem in the boat or
    running. He describes the pain as similar to being beaten or jumping
    onto a hard surface with bare feet. The pain is preceded by lactic
    acidosis type discomfort in his quads and calves. It lasts  a couple of
    minutes after he finishes and responds to massage .  My son  is 5'10",
    148 lbs and pulls a 7:13 2000m. Any advice will be greatly appreciated.

    468 2352 ext 71134
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foot pain after hard erg

Post by dhoove » Thu, 16 Jan 1997 04:00:00

Mr. Rockwell:

I understand your concern. However - wouldn't it be a better idea to talk
to his coach about it? If you really think there's a problem you should
consult a physician. All that your posting is doing is undermining your
son's coach (whom I'm sure has nothing but the best intentions given your
son's outstanding weight/erg time ratio).  I'd imagine - although I am not
a physician (but I play one on TV) - that your son's discomfort is normal.
When a rower has  taken an erg test correctly he will tend to feel very,
er, unwell immediately following the piece and for some time afterward.
Scientists have shown that elite rowers generate "fatal" levels of lactic
acid during hard pieces - I'd imagine the resulting neurological damage may
be the source of some of my problems. I have always found that erg induced
discomfort can be remedied by finding a nice cool quiet place to sit down
and have a greasy Big Mac. Oh, by the way, if your son is only experiencing
this sort of discomfort on the erg it would lead me to believe that he
isn't pulling on the water.

 
 
 

foot pain after hard erg

Post by Erin E Tocknel » Thu, 16 Jan 1997 04:00:00

I have also had this problem before. I think its a result of having flat
feet or weak arches. When you arch your feet to push off of that piece
of wood it can aggravate the bottoms of your feet. My advice to your son
is to make sure his feet are strapped in tightly right over the middle
of his foot, this really helps me.
                            -Erin

 
 
 

foot pain after hard erg

Post by Euain Drysdal » Fri, 17 Jan 1997 04:00:00

Quote:

> Subject: foot pain after hard erg

>     My 17 year old son , a competitive high school rower, has excrutiating
>     pain in his feet after all out hard erg pieces. No problem with
>     moderate to 90% AT long pieces. He has no problem in the boat or
>     running. He describes the pain as similar to being beaten or jumping
>     onto a hard surface with bare feet. The pain is preceded by lactic
>     acidosis type discomfort in his quads and calves. It lasts  a couple of
>     minutes after he finishes and responds to massage .  My son  is 5'10",
>     148 lbs and pulls a 7:13 2000m. Any advice will be greatly appreciated.

>     468 2352 ext 71134
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I get the same thing, I tink.. Like a really bad cramp in the arch of my
foot.. and I believe most of my crew do aswell. It seems to be normal
and has never lasted more than a couple of minutes. Never get it in the
boat either.. and I am sure I pull just as hard..

Never been able to get rid of it completely.. but make sure his shoes
aren't done up too tightly or the straos on the erg aren't too tight.

Just my experiences/opinions..

Euain

 
 
 

foot pain after hard erg

Post by tigge.. » Sat, 18 Jan 1997 04:00:00

sounds to me as if he is pushing off the footstretchers on the erg with
primarily his toes during the stroke...which would cause his arches to be
tensed up almost all the time...hence the pain on the bottoms of his feet
and the strain of his claves

: Subject: foot pain after hard erg

:     My 17 year old son , a competitive high school rower, has excrutiating
:     pain in his feet after all out hard erg pieces. No problem with
:     moderate to 90% AT long pieces. He has no problem in the boat or
:     running. He describes the pain as similar to being beaten or jumping
:     onto a hard surface with bare feet. The pain is preceded by lactic
:     acidosis type discomfort in his quads and calves. It lasts  a couple of
:     minutes after he finishes and responds to massage .  My son  is 5'10",
:     148 lbs and pulls a 7:13 2000m. Any advice will be greatly appreciated.

:     468 2352 ext 71134
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