Last month I chronicled my frustrations with numbness in my foot after a race. I called my numb, tingling and cold foot that felt like plastic my Barbie foot. I was trying to make light of the fact that I could barely control my foot, running felt like I was wearing strange plastic heels and I couldn’t feel a thing. I went to Alexis at Anatomy Acupuncture to see if she could help. Now that my Barbie foot-itis is GONE, I wanted to share a bit about it from her perspective and introduce you to the idea of Sports Acupuncture as another tool in your body work toolkit… -Dana Katz, Ultrarunner, Founder/Coach at UltraUFitness
To see what she asked me, how I answered, and what acupuncture can do for endurance athletes read on at the UltraU Blog : 3 Questions with Sports Acupuncturist Alexis Goldstein, L.Ac., C.SMA – UltraU.
*Barbie-foot-itis is not a technical term, but it probably should be. All neologistic rights belong to Dana Katz. Also her Hazard Scale is right on. Check it out. Follow her blog. And if you like running really far, she can help you with that, too.
1In all seriousness – if you’re experiencing the above mentioned symptoms on an on-going basis, it may be cause for concern. Please contact a medical professional for advice if these symptoms are more than transient.
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