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Unhappy feet

April 18, 2011

I suppose it was only a matter of time…

For about two weeks, I’ve been having pain and swelling on the outer joint of my right foot.  It seems to happen from pushing off with my right foot and turning left all the time.  I suspect that skating inside the inside of the track (the ref circle) and those tight left turns are aggravating it.  I asked on skatelogforum.com if anyone knew about that kind of injury, and apparently I have what’s called a tailor’s bunion.  Admittedly, it’s an internet diagnosis, but after doing my research, it fits the description exactly.  I expected ugly feet from skating, but I didn’t really plan for deformities or anything.  On Tuesday I have a dr’s appointment and I’ll be asking for a referral to a podiatrist.  My biggest fear is that I’ll be told to stay off skates.  Hopefully there’s a simpler solution, like taking my skates to a cobbler or getting an insert for the boot.  I love my boots.  They are more comfortable than my everyday shoes, and I don’t want to be told that they’re wrong for me.

Fortunately, it doesn’t hurt to run, so I’ll be trying to do that on a more regular basis.

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8 Comments leave one →
  1. Semper Fatale permalink
    April 18, 2011 4:50 am

    I have it too. I had my right skate ‘punched out’ and it helped a lot.

    • April 18, 2011 4:55 am

      Oh yay! I mean not yay that you have it, but yay that you found a way to work around it! I hope that works for me too. It’s not crippling as it is, but I sure don’t want to make it worse.

  2. April 18, 2011 5:07 am

    I get the same thing… especially when working on my stops. If you tie the toe part of the skate tighter, your foot moves less and doesn’t hurt as much, also the riedell guys will punch out the boot where your little knuckle is, which kinda helps… but not that much

    • April 18, 2011 5:13 am

      I was thinking I should be loosening my skate laces, but I lace them pretty loose in the toe box already. Maybe that’s part of my problem? Thanks for the tip, I’ll give it a try!

      And would I have to send my boots to riedell to get them punched out, or could a local shoe guy do it?

  3. Trish, aka CodeMauler permalink
    April 18, 2011 6:01 pm

    Oh, no! I hope this is easily remedied. Keep us posted on what you learn.

  4. May 22, 2011 1:04 am

    nice you are on skatelog as well! what is your login there? im Engel

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