Today, after Muay Thai (My BJJ school brings in a guy once a week), I noticed that my foot hurt.
I have constructed a handy diagram to pinpoint the location:
It didn't hurt that much, so I continued on to BJJ.
After class ended, my foot began hurting more and more. After walking a block, going up some stairs and showering, it hurt so much that I couldn't put my full weight on the ball of my foot.
I got home and have been icing it on and off. I can move my toes up and down, but I've been limping to avoid placing pressure on it.
I am wondering if this is a common injury, and if so what I could do to speed along recovery (and whether I could work around it to keep training).
Update: After much icing and ibuprofen, it feel better and I can walk fairly well.
I'm still wondering how this happened(or what exactly the injury was), so I can avoid repeatedly getting injured in the same way.
I severly messed up my foot and just let it go for about 6 weeks. I finally went to the pediatrist and got a shot of cortisone and felt great afterwards.
However was yours a muscle, tendon, ligament or bone injury?
Where you need to be careful is where all those small bones are at the top of the foot meeting the foot to the leg:
and all the long thin bones that construct the top portion of the foot.
You have a large amount of weight being supported by relatively thin bones, you are striking with a large amount of force on something that is kind of brittle (like your hands) comparitively speaking when you look at a femur bone.
I have taken to taping my foot and using Tiger Balm to help loosen before training.
I don't know. How would I determine that?
Originally Posted by Snake Plissken
It feels like the pain is around the "lisfranc joint" above my big toe on that diagram.
Whatever it was, it couldn't have been to severe as I can walk pretty normally today.
Well if it was a bone problem, it would still be swollen and you would have a hard time putting weight on it.
Originally Posted by Razor_Zedge