View Full Version : hurt ur toe during badminton?



tiffxnyx
07-10-2007, 12:01 AM
anybody hurt ur toe during badminton? >< usually happens when ur at the back n u run to the front for a net shot

azabaz_ipoh
07-10-2007, 01:46 AM
very seldom but yeah. must be because my shoes a bit big for me. but most of the time it is me heels that hurts after playing. i guess i need better cushioning huh? :)

Type 100
07-17-2007, 04:19 AM
I played for a while with Mizuno Incision IN futsal shoes that had zero allowance or "give" in them. As a result my toes got crushed and painful and my footwork suffered---I was no longer as insistent in chasing shuttles. Trust me, the color of my toenails after playing wasn't a pretty sight either.

The shoes were fine for badminton, to be honest. It's just that I bought a poorly fitting pair...my fault, really :p

h4n5ip
07-17-2007, 04:47 AM
It happens to me also. My toes hurt on both feet.
BTW after adding more cushions, it will help a lot.
The paint reduce 75%. Now I am planning to buy better shoes.

tiffxnyx
08-11-2007, 05:13 PM
so its the shoes that cause this to happen? could u explain

h4n5ip
08-12-2007, 09:24 PM
hi... I've bought a new shoes.
Now I am free from toes pain.
Yes, for sure it's because the shoes.
Pls check if you have good cushion. Also I realized that my previous shoes was little bit tight. Whereas now I have bigger shoes, my feet now have more rooms to move. I think that's the key issue.

cappy75
08-12-2007, 09:53 PM
It's really important to find a good fit for baddy shoes since they're subjected to alot of abuse around the court. Usually a half size up from your regular shoes should do the trick as your feet grow abit due to more blood flowing through them while you're playing hard on the court than when you're walking.

Depending on how good your footwork is, you might wanna go with more support or rigid type shoes if you need it. Many good players prefer more flexible shoes for comfort.

maryanne
08-13-2007, 12:23 AM
I am sure that the shoe can play a big factor, but your footwork and the way you do sudden movements may be the main culprit. I am not saying that I have improved my footwork and my game immensely, but battered toenails were a regular occurence for me when I was starting to play badminton, that I learned to go to the parlor just to cover them up :D

madwolfie
08-13-2007, 01:44 AM
Battered toenails and eventually while I was clipping my nails one day... the whole piece of nail came off!... was in shock... that was when I first started playing badminton about a year ago...

Fortunately... it has not happened since :P *LOL*

Jaguar
08-14-2007, 12:06 PM
It just happened to me last week while playing badminton (first time ever). My toe nail broke and it hurts :crying:. It looks quite ugly now, can't put nail polish and can't wear open toe shoes, so sad. It has something to do with the new shoe inserts

madwolfie
08-14-2007, 08:33 PM
Sorry to hear that Jaguar! *hugs* Hope it doesn't hurt as much now.

You know, I wonder if it happens more to ladies or men?

tiffxnyx
08-15-2007, 09:42 PM
It just happened to me last week while playing badminton (first time ever). My toe nail broke and it hurts :crying:. It looks quite ugly now, can't put nail polish and can't wear open toe shoes, so sad. It has something to do with the new shoe inserts

omgg i feel ur pain ><
i can't wear flip flops anymore!!! ='(

cappy75
08-15-2007, 09:44 PM
Probably the best thing ever happen. Flip flops are really bad for the feet. I found that out the hard way after strolling around downtown the whole day in one:(.


omgg i feel ur pain ><
i can't wear flip flops anymore!!! ='(

tiffxnyx
08-15-2007, 09:55 PM
Probably the best thing ever happen. Flip flops are really bad for the feet. I found that out the hard way after strolling around downtown the whole day in one:(.

ya.. thats true...
...but they're pretty.. :D

cappy75
08-15-2007, 10:04 PM
only if you have pretty feet to go with them;)...


ya.. thats true...
...but they're pretty.. :D

Type 100
08-15-2007, 11:51 PM
It's really important to find a good fit for baddy shoes since they're subjected to alot of abuse around the court. Usually a half size up from your regular shoes should do the trick as your feet grow abit due to more blood flowing through them while you're playing hard on the court than when you're walking.
Although this helps alleviate toe pain there's a caveat to note here also. Having too much give in your shoes might result in your feet sliding inside them, causing your toes to slam into the front end of the shoe's interior.

After I got a good-fitting pair of Mizunos (with a wide toe box and a thumb-width of extra toe room at the end for my foot), this still happened to me in some isolated incidents. Lacing up the upper tightly helps a lot, but doesn't completely eliminate the foot sliding.

If it happens, it happens, I guess :)

cappy75
08-16-2007, 12:56 AM
I totally agree. That's why 1/2 size up is just a thumb of rule. Some people I know actually went the other way cuz they have to take into account the width of the shoes as well.


Although this helps alleviate toe pain there's a caveat to note here also. Having too much give in your shoes might result in your feet sliding inside them, causing your toes to slam into the front end of the shoe's interior.

After I got a good-fitting pair of Mizunos (with a wide toe box and a thumb-width of extra toe room at the end for my foot), this still happened to me in some isolated incidents. Lacing up the upper tightly helps a lot, but doesn't completely eliminate the foot sliding.

If it happens, it happens, I guess :)

tiffxnyx
08-19-2007, 01:23 AM
ok question: if ur toe nail comes off will it grow back? :O

wilfredlgf
08-19-2007, 01:30 AM
Happened to me on Friday -lunging for the net and had my toenail (sufficiently short) caught between the sock fabric and the shoe interior's front end.

Suffice to say the feeling was like somebody jabbing a needle into my big toe.


ok question: if ur toe nail comes off will it grow back? :O
Yes, as long as you're still alive. Even the dead's would continue growing for a little while. :eek:

madwolfie
08-19-2007, 09:32 PM
Yes, as long as you're still alive. Even the dead's would continue growing for a little while. :eek:

:p for the chinese, it's the 7th month... hungry ghost festival... oohhhhh, good to know they continue growing even for a while...:D

tiffxnyx
08-20-2007, 12:12 AM
Happened to me on Friday -lunging for the net and had my toenail (sufficiently short) caught between the sock fabric and the shoe interior's front end.

Suffice to say the feeling was like somebody jabbing a needle into my big toe.


Yes, as long as you're still alive. Even the dead's would continue growing for a little while. :eek:
hahaha okok so no worries ppl no matter how much u screw up ur toe nail it'll still grow back

madwolfie
08-20-2007, 01:02 AM
*nods* yeah... my whole toe nail just dropped off... and grew back after a couple of months.... strange thing is it didn't hurt, and neither did it turn black or anything... :P

wilfredlgf
08-20-2007, 01:33 AM
The ligaments(?) or connector tissues(?) holding the nail to the toe will die off once deprived of nutrients (turning black from blood clot) and slowly shrivel off, hence the lack of pain. The nail grows outwards just like hair so the inner part will mature and harden, becoming the new 'hard nails'.

tiffxnyx
08-20-2007, 01:47 AM
The ligaments(?) or connector tissues(?) holding the nail to the toe will die off once deprived of nutrients (turning black from blood clot) and slowly shrivel off, hence the lack of pain. The nail grows outwards just like hair so the inner part will mature and harden, becoming the new 'hard nails'.

omgomgomg thats like.. actualyl happening to me.. =(
THAT MEANS MY TOE NAIL IS GONNA FALL OFF SOON!! OMGGGG!!!:eek: :(
:crying:

wilfredlgf
08-20-2007, 02:02 AM
... and new nail will grow in place of it.

tiffxnyx
08-20-2007, 02:09 AM
... and new nail will grow in place of it.

aww man.. it'll take a while =\
yeah so i can prevent this frmo happen...by cushioning the shoe?
n makign sure it fits me right. n also make sure when i play i land heel first?

wilfredlgf
08-20-2007, 02:13 AM
Sometimes it just happens - like mine. My toenails are sufficiently short and my socks fit snugly into my shoes with very little space to slide. I often tie the laces tight for better feel and it still happened in the middle of a heated rally.

And I don't think landing heel first is the proper way to move either - you're supposed to be on the balls of your feet whenever you do any locomotion on the court.

madwolfie
08-20-2007, 02:36 AM
Remember to cut your toenails!!! :P and yes... if have too much space, wear the thicker socks.

tiffxnyx
08-20-2007, 03:19 AM
Sometimes it just happens - like mine. My toenails are sufficiently short and my socks fit snugly into my shoes with very little space to slide. I often tie the laces tight for better feel and it still happened in the middle of a heated rally.

And I don't think landing heel first is the proper way to move either - you're supposed to be on the balls of your feet whenever you do any locomotion on the court.

what omg thats wut i thought too.. the balls of ur feet right.. like ur heal is never suppose to touch the floor or smth.. btu then like say u move to the front right corner n ur right foot is suppose to be ur last step right.. then wouldnt ur heel land first?..or is it still the balls of ur feet?..i swear i see ppl landing heel first tho..

tiffxnyx
08-20-2007, 04:47 AM
ok random picture dont even kno the dude but heres a pic to help understand wut im trying to say?
http://www.mast.queensu.ca/%7Ewehlau/badminton/98-99/lunge2_99.jpg
notice how his heel lands first

Oldhand
08-20-2007, 05:04 AM
Landings are quite the opposite for jumps and lunges.

On jumps, the landing must be on the front portion of the sole... which is also the portion from where you actually propel yourself up. Landing on your heels could lead to several physical complications, and could force you to switch to playing bridge or poker or Halo or some other legless game. :p

On lunges, the heel always touches down first (like the back wheels of an airplane)... and the front portion of the sole must follow immediately.
Yes, immediately. :)

If you tend to land with a thud or a plop, you're in line to develop a heel spur (which is quite painful) or damaged knees (much more pain) or both (time to order a wheelchair). :(


what omg thats wut i thought too.. the balls of ur feet right.. like ur heal is never suppose to touch the floor or smth.. btu then like say u move to the front right corner n ur right foot is suppose to be ur last step right.. then wouldnt ur heel land first?..or is it still the balls of ur feet?..i swear i see ppl landing heel first tho..

tiffxnyx
08-20-2007, 05:11 AM
haha ya i kinda had that in mind.. but jsut was a bit confused.. still new to the sport :P
thanks every1 for replying
good luck to all ur toes! xD

Jaguar
08-22-2007, 06:32 PM
ok question: if ur toe nail comes off will it grow back? :O


That's what I'm wondering as well. I've been checking up on my toe nail everyday

cqmy1612
08-24-2007, 07:25 AM
swt-ness. haha. I hurt my toe before. hmm. a year back I guess. haha. btw, Iheard this story frm my brother. he said his friend. chased every ball. and guess what? his toe. da 2nd 1. da bone broke *ouch* m.c for like 2 months. and now he don't dare to chase every ball. if it's out den it's out. if it's in. den there it is. pity :(

wilfredlgf
08-24-2007, 08:30 AM
Yes, it will grow back.

End of toe --> End of nail
The nail will grow in that direction as newer tissues replace the hardened ones. Think about your hair.

Oldhand
08-24-2007, 01:18 PM
Yes, it will grow back.
End of toe --> End of nail
The nail will grow in that direction as newer tissues replace the hardened ones. Think about your hair.

Er, I cannot think about my hair. :o
I have none. :mad:

cqmy1612
08-24-2007, 10:30 PM
Er, I cannot think about my hair. :o
I have none. :mad:

lol. huh? hmm. no hair? wahh..~ .. so smooth! :rolleyes:

Oldhand
08-25-2007, 06:27 AM
so smooth! :rolleyes:

very :p

a smooth head also helps in badminton :D