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It sounds like metatarsalgia to me. If you check out the symptoms section that article they match what you described. Running and jumping increase the risk of metatarsalgia, and anything that increases impact on your feet makes it worse. The article lists wearing shoes without appropriate padding as a risk factor, so your vibram's lack of padding may be ...


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I had simiar issues until I discovered towel toe curls. Simply take off your shoes and socks and stand over a towel. Place the toes of your right foot on the towel and keep your heel on the floor. Use your toes to "curl" the towel back towards your body. It is like you are pulling the towel towards you using your toes. Do 50 reps to the right foot. Do 50 ...


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I have had the exact same problem for the last year or so, but I have gotten around the problem by tying my shoes in a slight different manner (see below). From the various expects I consulted when I encounted the problem, I understand, that it usually is one of two problems for my age-group (47): a stress fracture in the foot or a inflammation of the ...


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After some discussions with Ivo, I'm pretty sure my problem is Mortons Neuroma. All the descriptions I have found so far match my symptoms exactly. And what can you do about it? Well, there seem to be a couple of possibilities: You can get special custom made insoles that will push up the forefoot. I already have a pair of these, and they actually work: ...


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Most running programs miss out on the most important foundation - strengthening - and assume that the runner already has a strong lower body and core, and can just go on increasing mileage. This is wrong. I would suggest you include these in your training Strengthening exercises specific to legs. Do general exercises at first, then if something is painful ...


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I used to face the same problem as the one you are describing. The balls of my feet used to hurt when I used to run. However, I realised that my running technique might be wrong. Have you tried running only on the toes? Ideally, you are not supposed to touch the whole foot to the ground while running as this is detrimental for your knees in the long term. ...


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I will not diagnose, but it certainly sounds like plantar fascitis, or inflammation of the plantaris. This is likely due to over use. You can also try a tennis ball in the same fashion as the water bottle, and try pulling a towel with your toes until it's past the toes. To heal microtrauma from over-use, you have to let the plantaris rest. Because you ...


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If he's playing at that level, getting an X-ray done shouldn't be an issue, and would be worth doing in the first instance, best to be sure. Other than the normal advice of ice, and taking anti inflamatories. If you have assess to a floatation belt, running in water is great, especially if used along with a heart rate monitor to keep the heart rate up. It ...


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I saw a podiatrist, who said that I have unusually high arches. He suggested I look for even higher arch support inserts and to come back for custom orthotics if those don't help. I asked him about plantar fasciitis specifically. He described the pain that condition causes as a sharp, intense pain near the back of the foot that's most noticeable when you ...


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After I did some research, this is my current plan: One simple thing I can do is freeze a water bottle, then roll it underneath my arches for 5 minutes several times a day. This both massages and ices he painful arches. It looks like I might have plantar fasciitis, which often goes away in three to four months. I'm planning on using elliptical trainers and ...


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I had an annoying pain in my foot that was sticking around and wouldn't go away for a long time, not directly caused by running long distances but certainly exacerbated by it. Of all the stuff I tried, the only thing that helped was lifting weights. I'm not sure if it was the squats, the deadlifts or a combination of them that did it, but shortly after I ...


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Are you sure that your running shoes fit well? When I started running a couple years ago, I would get very strong pain after 5-10 minutes running, in particular on the front side of my legs. So I went to a running shoe store where they took a slow-motion video of my running on a thread mill. The conclusion was that I needed a shoe with more support on the ...


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I do a lot of squats and come out of the Gym with dead legs muscles. I use a supplement called "Glutamine". It's 100% safe and naturally occurring in the body but in limited amounts. I just take a capsule before and after workouts and I noticed a faster recovery rate (felt like i took rest for 2 days). I would suggest few minutes of stretching (Important) ...


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Please, visit a doctor, soon and ask him or her this question. Pain, particularly increasing pain, is your body's way of signaling you that something is wrong. This could be a very serious condition...or not. Internet diagnoses are sketchy at best, even on StackExchange.


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As you have read, you cannot get an accurate diagnosis on the internet. School trainers have more information than you do, but they have limited diagnostic knowledge and are not health experts when it comes to injury. If you want to be able to run competitively, long term without aggravating your condition, check with an orthopedist or a podiatrist (foot ...


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Have you tried to "tape" your foot? Try using some bandage or tensoplast etc. for both softening the surface under the foot as well as keeping the skin under your foot "in place" preventing it from been slightly ripped and pulled and eventually hurting like a blister.


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I had the very same issue. In my case it was the shoes. After switching to a very much thicker sole the problem disappeared and never came back. (Now a lot of other things hurt on longer runs^^) So even if you checked your shoes, you might want to give other shoes (friends/family) a try.



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