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    Default Foot injury, how to prevent?

    My left foot has some kind of foot injury, at the part I circled in the picture(It's not my foot though). When I'm playing badminton I tend to bend my foot, and that is when it becomes painful. It takes about 1-2 days to heal, if I'm not playing badminton it just feels like a bruise. I really have no idea why, I was hoping anyone here could explain it. Should I bandage it when I'm going to play badminton? If so, what kind of bandage? A normal one? Will an ankle guard be able to protect it?
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    Joanne, is that your foot? , just kidding.

    Anyways, I've had a similar problem before. I later assumed it was because I was tying my laces too tightly. I started to tie them a little looser and found out a couple weeks later that there was no pain in the area.

    I don't know if that's the same reason for your pain, but if you can't find a solution..the best thing to do would be to see some sort of doctor about it.

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    Originally posted by yonexfanatic
    I later assumed it was because I was tying my laces too tightly. I started to tie them a little looser and found out a couple weeks later that there was no pain in the area.

    I tend to agree. Especially if the pain comes with soreness right after or even during the game.

    However, looser the lace might be dangerous for sprain ankel, etc. I think an ankel support is a better solution. As it's relatively soft and can apply the "tightness" more evenly around.

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    But my shoelaces are already tied pretty tight. But I'll try and tie it tighter the next time I play badminton, I'll also use an ankle guard. But somehow I don't think the problem is just with lose shoelaces, lately just walking around at home can cause the pain. Is the injury becoming worse?

    Hey, I couldn't find a better foot!

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    Originally posted by Joanne
    But my shoelaces are already tied pretty tight. But I'll try and tie it tighter the next time I play badminton, I'll also use an ankle guard. But somehow I don't think the problem is just with lose shoelaces, lately just walking around at home can cause the pain. Is the injury becoming worse?

    Hey, I couldn't find a better foot!
    1. No more tight. I think tightness could only make this problem worse.

    2. If just normal walking can cause the pain, doctor is the 1st choice.

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    Hi Johanne,

    I also have had this pain a few times but so far it has disappeared within a day or two...That's the good news.

    Now, as far as foot injuries are concerned, have a look at the following url:

    http://www.bhj.org/journal/2000_4201_jan00/SP_85.HTM

    It sounds like our mutual problem falls into the midfoot (dorsum) category. A quick Web search reveals that this may be caused by structural problems exacerbated by sports, in which case solutions like the following could be considered:

    http://www.footinsoles.co.uk/top.htm

    It could also be due to something as simple as sport-related fatigue or lacing your shoes too tight. See Extensor Tendonitis below:

    http://www.injurytreatment.com.au/ho...s/foot/midfoot

    Conclusion? You might try give your feet some rest until the pain goes away and then lace your shoes less tightly over the afflicted area and see how it goes. With luck, that might suffice. If not, consult a foot specialist...

    Cheers,

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    Originally posted by Joanne
    But my shoelaces are already tied pretty tight. But I'll try and tie it tighter the next time I play badminton, I'll also use an ankle guard. But somehow I don't think the problem is just with lose shoelaces, lately just walking around at home can cause the pain. Is the injury becoming worse?

    Hey, I couldn't find a better foot!
    no..me and LB meant for you to try to loosen your shoelaces..not tie them tighter. but like mentioned, with looser laces, more prone to rolling your ankle, etc. I seemed to have found the "right" tightness/looseness for me. I haven't rolled my ankle nor have I had any pain.

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    According to that picture (and yes, i do realize that's not really his foot), it looks like you don't have enough arch support. i have this exact same problem, and you might want to try purchasing "superfeet" pads (the model made for hiking) which will raise your arch support. if you can't find them, i'd suggest going to your doctor and showing him your foot. if he's a good doctor, he'll ask you to stand in front of him, walk for him, and he'll find the problem and solution with ease.

    also, don't loosen your shoe laces too much or you'll sprain your ankle and be in more pain.

    good luck with your foot problems!

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    questions for joanne:

    1. does the pain occurs only from exertion or at rest too? If no pain at rest, does it hurt when u press your fingers on that area when the foot at rest?
    2. do u see any bruise mark on the surface?
    3. after the 2 days rest, does the pain comes back again when u play badminton?

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    I like women with hairy legs! (just kidding)

    I would try other shoes, other brand maybe or as mentioned in-soles.

    I had this problem way back when I played ice hockey and when ice skating. My guess, it's too much pressure on the mentioned spot on your foot. You should check the inside of your shoe at the laces. You could try ticker fabric socks and combined with your ankle support.

    Just my thought.

    And ... if all doesn't help, see a doctor.

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    Thanks everyone for your replies.

    1. does the pain occurs only from exertion or at rest too? If no pain at rest, does it hurt when u press your fingers on that area when the foot at rest?
    2. do u see any bruise mark on the surface?
    3. after the 2 days rest, does the pain comes back again when u play badminton?
    Usually occurs when I'm on the court or walking just after playing. Yes it does hurt when I press it though. There's no bruise mark on the surface, though when I press it it feels like one. After 2 days rest the pain usually comes back if I run a lot. Doing footwork drills are the worst, my footwork is correct but it gets very painful after a while.

    When I rest for a few days, say 2-3 days the pain is no longer there. Like today, when I press it there's no pain. But like I said before, playing badminton might cause it to be painful again.

    I've used Yonex shoes and Carlton shoes and still the same problem. I don't think my shoes are the problem. I already wear sport socks which is quite thick, today I'll wear the ankle guard and see how it goes.

    It's not everytime that the pain comes back, quite often but not always though. Maybe I'll have to avoid bending my foot? That's not possible right?
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    Hi Joanne,

    Hope you are enjoying your X'mas holidays.
    Can't tell you much about the problem with your foot. Not sure if it was a result of any injury that you had in the past.

    I had similar experience when I was a lot more active in badminton. In my case I believe it was related to my shoes. I liked shoes that fitted tight - and also tied my shoelaces really tight so my foot would not move inside the shoe. You know that time the preferred badminton shoes were Chinese made - Double Coin, Dragonfly, etc, and surely not as well made as YY or Carlton ones.

    I felt discomfort during footwork drills which were intense and also felt slight pain afterwards if I press my finger in that spot. Later I learned to tie my shoelaces in a different way and the problem did not seem to affect me again.

    This is my experience and not sure if this helps your problem.



    Originally posted by Joanne
    Thanks everyone for your replies.



    Usually occurs when I'm on the court or walking just after playing. Yes it does hurt when I press it though. There's no bruise mark on the surface, though when I press it it feels like one. After 2 days rest the pain usually comes back if I run a lot. Doing footwork drills are the worst, my footwork is correct but it gets very painful after a while.

    When I rest for a few days, say 2-3 days the pain is no longer there. Like today, when I press it there's no pain. But like I said before, playing badminton might cause it to be painful again.

    I've used Yonex shoes and Carlton shoes and still the same problem. I don't think my shoes are the problem. I already wear sport socks which is quite thick, today I'll wear the ankle guard and see how it goes.

    It's not everytime that the pain comes back, quite often but not always though. Maybe I'll have to avoid bending my foot? That's not possible right?

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    one more question, do u feel the pain internally or externally?

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    if you think it isnt the shoes then it's related to growing pain meaning you had put more demand on tendon/muscle as you train and some may sprained . Two day rest may not give a total heal. However, muscles and tendon repair and grow when they are injured. I think your foot is adjusting to the added stress from your training. Just let it rest and reuse again This assumed that u r absolutely sure it isn't caused by the shoes/laces or impact from your swinging feet while u were sleeping (like your swinging arms)

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    I wore the ankle guard for training today, but today wasn't very tough/tiring but I still felt pain in my foot though, only sometimes. I think the ankle guard helped a lot, but the thing it the pain is still there. The pain is internal.

    Too tight shoes can't be my problem, sometimes my shoe is too loose and it slips out. Have to laugh when that happens though.

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    are you flat footed joanne? a lot of flat-footers i know experience pain in that part of the foot after sports. loosening the shoe-laces usually helps and I actually wrap my foot w/ ace wrap when i play. although i look pretty handicapped but it does the trick.

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    Default "Podiatrist" & "Orthodicts"

    Hi Joanne, if you are either flat footed (low arch) or even high arch, it is best to see a foot specialist "Podiatrist" and get a custom made in-sole or "orthodicts".

    I have been wearing them and it has not affected my badminton games at all (as in decreased mobility).

    Check the thread "Are you flat-footed?"

    cheers

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