I've got splayfeet. Normally they aren't troubeling me; I waer inlays in my running and everyday shoes but practice taekwondo (barefoot) 3-5 times a week. And sometimes, like right now, the jonts in mymetatarsus become sore which gives mea burning sensation and makes it hard to impossible to walk or run properly. I find it hard to be easy with it - I am so impatient! I want to do my usual exercise routine!
I treat it with some balm and try to give it rest...Does anyone have any tipps or tricks to help my foot recover?
Do cortisone shots and keep wearing heels and other injury inducting fashion footwear. Keep training on it. When it comes time for surgery cos you didnt listen to your body, just cross your fingers it gives you a few more years.
Another option is stop doing any sport or activity that irritates them until they heel up (pun intended). Maybe try cycling. Cycling is by FAR the best metabolic supporting activity anyways. Cycling is Freelee's secret weapon. Its easy to get slim but most people who get slim develop a sloppy body. Cycling helps tone. Its also the best lymphatic fluid moving sport on the planet.
I've been cycling 60k yesterday to compensate 1) the missing taekwondo session and 2) my frustracion. The second one was the bigger factor I must admit. Lucky me I got a new bike just the day my foot started hurting!
Allright; I'll be hobbling around like Dr. House for a few days trying to swim and cylce and do like 500 sit-ups a day instead of barefoot basketball and sparring.... =/
But what do I do with my foot? So far I use arnica ointment. I thought about cooling it but on the other hand warmth might be more helpfull for the healing process. It was also suggested to take painkillers that are anti-inflammatory. I don't know; that might work but I'm not in real pain so I won't drug myself.
I've got the same problem... it hurt so much the past days, before taking a step I consider whether it's really necessary. Even cycling gives me pain now - much less than walking though.
I don't wear high heels or fashion footwear, always functional shoes that are big enough..
have you found a good solution, Kim? have you tried exercises to strenghten the feet?