Monday, November 27, 2006

On The Injured List

No more experimenting or testing out my limits–I’m taking at least a two week break from racewalking. Once all the pain is gone I’ll consider getting back into it. In the meantime I’ll check into getting orthotic inserts for my shoes.

Yikes! What does this mean?

1. Also, orthosis. a device or support, esp. for the foot, used to relieve or correct an orthopedic problem.
2. of or pertaining to orthotics.
[Origin: 1960–65; adj. deriv. of orthosis (on the model of psychosis: plychotic, etc.); see -tic]

or·thot·ics (ôr-thtks) n. (used with a sing. verb)

The science that deals with the use of specialized mechanical devices to support or supplement weakened or abnormal joints or limbs.

[From New Latin orthsis, ortht-, artificial support, brace, from Greek, a straightening, from orthoun, to straighten, from orthos, straight.]