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Pain in the top of both feet?

Question: Pain in the top of both feet?

I'm an active person, I run 5 miles 5-6 times a week. I've recently started a new strength training program and also some dance aerobics trying to break up the monotony. Well I'm about three weeks into it and I'm experiencing pain and swelling in the mid top of both feet. The pain starts just under the navicular bone and stops just above the big toe. Could this be a fracture or just overworked muscles? Maybe all the jumping from the dance aerobics?

Answer:

Hi there

I am an Australian Kinesiologist/sports therapist.

You have a form of tendonitis affecting the extensor hallucis longus, and extensor digitorum longus. I think you might have hit the dance aerobics a bit too hard. Give it a rest for a week and take a Vitamin C supplement. I would recommend at least 4000 mg daily for about 10 weeks to bring your system back on line. (see; 'Vitamin C and connective tissue' on the net for more info). You can dance but use your feet flat instead of doing toe push ups. Massaging the sole of the foot by rolling a golfball under the foot while sitting. Do this gently to start with. It activates a lot of reflex points which releases a lot of toxins, which can lead to a pretty severe sort of a headache. Drink plenty of pure water,avoid chlorinated water. It is poisonous.

Good luck

Hans de Rycke Fr.R.C.
'Bahk_ge's retreat' Natural and Spiritual Healing Center.
Email; chomann@skymesh.com.au

Answer:

Thank you for your reply:) I did a bit of research before I posted this and thought it was either the tendonitis like you said or a fracture of the navicular bone. I found this site in my online research: http://www.podiatrynetwork.com/r_tendonitis.cfm. The only thing about the tendonitis is that when I apply resistance to the toes and try to pull them up, I don't have any pain. But my calves have been excessivly tight recently so maybe you're right. I've been compressing, icing and elevating and the swelling seems to have subsided. I'm thinking of laying off the dance aerobics for 3 weeks or so and switching to some form of lower impact cardio. Thanks again for your reply, take care
-Shanon