For the second time in just over a year, I've developed what I'm told is
tendinitis on the top of my foot. (I've now had it on both feet.) It's a
painful spot beneath where the shoes are tied. I don't know why I keep getting
it. It seems like something that should go away like a bruise, but once it sets
in, it's very difficult to get rid of, and running is near-impossible (but for
me, I can barely feel it while walking or even playing golf).
What causes this? After my first bout with this, I make sure to tie my shoes
loosely (I've even changed the lacing pattern to something that causes less
pressure). It's occured while doing track work (but workouts that never used to
cause a problem) while wearing the same pair of flats. Is it a shoe or shoe size
problem? Mechanics? My fairly high arches? Should I switch to a different shoe?
hank you for your help!
Tom, the clue you give me is that you have "fairly high arches". It occurs to me
that there is a likelyhood that the pain you feel relates to insufficient
support - assuming your laces are not at fault. Try a more rigid shoe, like a
motion control shoe, or look into orthotics. Off the shelf devices might
suffice, but I prefer custom devices.