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03-27-2007, 08:05 AM #1
Pain in the legs
I bought new yonex shoes a month ago and i'm having some problems with my left chin bone. It's really painful when I walk normally or when I go for the net.
Anyone else is having trouble with this ? What can I do to fix it ?
03-27-2007, 08:21 AM #2
I just used a pair of Kason shoes last night that affected my legs differently than other shoes that I've been using. Feeling it the shins. Perhaps the Yonex shoes you are using are not suited to your feet. If you 've actually been using the shoes for the whole month & it still affects you then it seems that it is not just a matter of breaking them in.
Do you know if your feet are naturally pronated or supinated? High arch or somewhat flat-footed? Some problems can be remedied with an off-the-shelf insert -- some provide a better arch support, others raise & cushion the heel. You may need to see a foot specialist to get fitted for a custom othortic.
The other alternative is to find a shoe that better fits the needs of your feet and the demands that you put on your feet (and legs).
03-27-2007, 08:35 AM #3Originally Posted by SystemicAnomaly
I am flat footed and i've been playing without any orthesis in my shoes for almost 15 years. I don't know if you are familiar with the models of the yonex brand but I had the orange one and now I switched to the red one(I don't know the exact model names). They are almost the same. I have always experienced pain in my legs (knee or feet) with new shoes but it's the first time i'm having a chin pain.
It will maybe take more than a month to break my shoes and to be comfortable in them because i'm flat footed.
03-27-2007, 06:02 PM #4
(Note that BC has a Badminton Clothing forum that might be more appropriate for this thread. You might also find some answers there).
Sorry, not really familiar with those specific shoes. However, there can easily be enough of a difference between the 2 models to cause your problem.
I've noticed a slight problem with some Nike crosstrainer's that I usually buy. Their newer Air Monarch III does not have quite as much padding of the sole as their older Air Monarch II -- slightly less cushioning. However, I sill find it very suitable for badminton (and tennis) -- but it does take a little longer to break them in.
Note that most/all volleyball shoes and some, but not all, crosstrainers work quite well for badminton.
Do you use the runners tie (runner's tie) when you lace up your shoes? (It is a little difficult to describe the lacing pattern). It can provide a little more support for the arch and make the shoe a bit more sug at the ankle. That may or may not help with your problem.
03-27-2007, 09:28 PM #5Originally Posted by SystemicAnomaly
03-27-2007, 10:15 PM #6
New shoes and new problems
Try to revert to your usual brand if it was previously comfortable. I dont always use orthotics especially if you only play once a week. If you are a more serious athlete then you need to consider getting your shoes and feet reviewed.
Usually, players get such 'shin pain' when they use a hard court with poor shoes. Try to avoid doing too much jumping or back and forth net work if you can.
03-27-2007, 10:19 PM #7Originally Posted by sportsdoc
03-27-2007, 10:29 PM #8Originally Posted by azn_123
03-27-2007, 11:03 PM #9
Getting used to orthotics
It often takes more than 2 weeks to get used to the orthotics. Some athletes never use their custom made orthotics even after going for several reviews. It takes careful assessment, regular use and follow-up checks to ensure that your investment doesnt go to waste. Always inform your physician or podiatrist of the nature of requirements in your sport.
03-28-2007, 03:54 AM #10
I would suggest not running on hard surfaces like concrete for awhile. And ice your legs after you have played. Most physios would tell you that.
03-28-2007, 04:32 AM #11
flat feet & shin splintsOriginally Posted by oliviergmar
It sounds very possible that your are suffering from an inflammation condition known as shin splints. A very common contributing factor to this condition is flat feet (over-pronated). Other common factors include repeated impact on hard surfaces, jumping, running on the balls of the feet, and shoes with insufficient shock absorption.
It sound like your condition is a result of a combination of these factors -- the new Yonex shoes, your flat feet and the demands put on your feet & legs by badminton footwork. Avoid jump smashes & jumping, in general, for now. Badminton footwork also involves running on the balls of your feet, split hops (split steps), and impact from lunges. By any chance, are you left handed?
www.foot.com/info/cond_shin_splints.jsp <<< ----
The new Yonex shoes might be critical factor for your shin splints for a couple of reasons. One may be that this particular model is simply not the best shoe for your overpronated (flat) feet. The other possiblity is that shoe does not possess sufficient shock absorption. If this is the case, over-the-counter inserts (non-custom orthotics) might be enough to help. look for something like the following:
To deal with the inflammation that you are experiencing now (from shin splints?), be sure to use ice and anti-imflammatories (NSAIDs or herbal). For more information about ice cup massage & herbal COX-2 inhibitors check out my post in another thread:
03-28-2007, 07:19 AM #12
Wow thx everyone. Very good replies
03-28-2007, 08:52 PM #13Originally Posted by oliviergmar
03-29-2007, 07:04 AM #14Originally Posted by SystemicAnomaly
I think I'll ignore it for now and after the end of the season (big tournaments coming soon), I'll take a 2 weeks break to see how it goes.
03-29-2007, 08:10 AM #15Originally Posted by oliviergmar
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