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02-19-2006, 11:37 PM #1
painful feet arches
I'm not sure if any of you have experienced this, but I usually have painful foot arches during the first few minutes of gameplay. I do all the necessary stretching and warm-ups but to no avail. Is there something I'm doing wrong? It really distracts my game, plus the fact I can't move so fast coz my feet hurt!
Oh yeah, I use the proper badminton shoes, supportive socks, etc...
02-20-2006, 01:04 AM #2
Please do a search, there have been a few recent posts on this.
02-20-2006, 01:13 AM #3
try playing bare feet for the first few minutes that you are experiencing the painful foot aches. its either you are put too much pressure on your feet (maybe you are angling your feet prior to a shot made)
02-20-2006, 08:42 AM #4Originally Posted by system32drivers
i would personally strongly discourage playing bare-footed. u may just rub your skin on the ground real bad, twist ur feet or something.
however can u elaborate on which part of your foot hurts? i suppose you might be exerting undue pressure on the front part of your feet, or your waiting stance puts tremendous strain on a certain part of your feet....or maybe even because u have a bad landing after a jump
02-20-2006, 09:36 AM #5Originally Posted by r0adk1ll
02-20-2006, 09:40 AM #6
Painful Foot ArchesOriginally Posted by DivingBirdie
Well, I will attach a photo, its specifically the Medial Longitudinal Arch. I take the normal stance when receiving. Left foot front, right foot back. (I'm right-handed)
I try not to put too much pressure on the front part of my feet, i try to even it out. I do however sometimes land hard on my left heel when doing overhead shots, but it never has been a problem. I know doing the proper footwork not only improves your play, but also makes you avoid injuries (i twisted my right ankle twice in a row (2nd time, my ankle hadn't healed yet) and was on crutches for two weeks) I thought i'd never play again.
Oh yeah, I thought about playing barefoot, but thinking about my feet getting sweaty during the game and the taraflex, it might be a badminton accident in the making.
Last edited by r0adk1ll; 02-20-2006 at 09:43 AM.
02-20-2006, 09:45 AM #7
Ouchiess!Originally Posted by DinkAlot
Thanks for the tips!
02-20-2006, 09:53 AM #8Originally Posted by blueagle
Youre right about the shoelaces, I once tied them too tight, just standing up was painful! Also, Im sure that the shoes are the right size coz i know tight shoes can contribute to discomfort and pain during gameplay.
I also did something wrong before, I tried using those bandage wraps and ankle supports to support my bad ankle (i had two ankle injuries) but it caused more pain in the arches.
02-20-2006, 10:26 AM #9Originally Posted by r0adk1ll
02-20-2006, 10:30 AM #10
[QUOTE=r0adk1ll]Hmm...well, as a kid, i didnt have flat feet. Do they develop with age? I'm looking at my feet now, I do see some arches, but's not as defined as when I was a kid. I'll try getting those Dr. Sholes Insoles and use them with my badminton shoes. (I use the Puma Hexalite badminton shoes)
one more thing, if you are overweight, there's a possibility that your arches flatten out in time.
02-20-2006, 11:42 AM #11
try wearing Asics w/ GelOriginally Posted by r0adk1ll
Make sure you buy new ones--the ones on sale tend to corrode.
02-20-2006, 02:52 PM #12
Not just that, playing barefooted on hard flat flooring will give you more problems later on. Perhaps like vip_m, r0adk1ll needs to buy new proper badminton shoes that have arch support.
Originally Posted by DivingBirdie
02-20-2006, 07:21 PM #13Originally Posted by vip_m
02-20-2006, 10:32 PM #14
Asics badminton shoesOriginally Posted by r0adk1ll
02-21-2006, 12:42 AM #15Originally Posted by r0adk1ll
is it the sharp pain on the vein popping out from the bottom of your feet when you bend your toes upwards?
if it is, you are exerting too much pressure on the front part of your feet. try to distribute weight evenly on your feet, or you could try those mentioned shoes
hope u'll find help in that
02-21-2006, 01:05 AM #16Originally Posted by vip_m
02-21-2006, 01:29 AM #17Originally Posted by DivingBirdie
here's what I have tried so far:
1. my dad's walking rubber shoes (poor support, slippery on taraflex) - so that had to go.
2. Nike Shox (too bouncy, not enough control, feel like falling forward when doing net plays) - so that had to go too.
3. Nike Crosstrainers (uneven wear of soles caused me to have my two ankle injuries) - so that had to go.
4. Puma Hexalite Badminton Shoes (was good at first, been using for amost a year now. I guess the hexalite construction gave out to my not-so-hexalite weight he-he-he)
I'll try these Asics Gel this weekend, and will let you guys know how it goes.
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