So my whole derby career I’ve had an issue with my feet. My right foot especially.
I hop on my toe stops…and my right foot has a shooting pain in the ball of my foot.
It makes toe stop work… difficult.
So I managed I worked around it.
I played without going on my toe stops as much as possible.
Finally – I found a solution. Tape my 3rd and 4th toes together.
Holy hell. No more pain. I can go up on my toe stops.
And now? I have a new problem.
My calf muscles… specifically the fibularis longus, is freaking SCREAMING at me now.
See that? Up there? The issue I was having was where the first metatarsal bone met the first phalange. That’s right above the point where the fibularis longus tendon meets the medial cuneiform.
So I tape the 3rd and 4th toes together, and it solved my problem with the pain. Now… the pain has moved.
I’ve discovered new muscles. This will be a temporary issue for me – unless I find a solution sooner rather than later, but holy CRAP new muscles!
I think the most interesting thing about this… is not only how interconnected everything is, but also the fact that it fascinated me figuring this stuff out.
I love derby. I love anatomy. Its fun that I get to intersect the two.