[pct-l] Metatarsal issues

Shovel Chucker shovelchucker at gmail.com
Sat Jul 16 00:33:41 CDT 2016


Big help to me (bad neuromas at metatarsal w/ plantar fasciitis)....

Extremely scientific inserts:
https://www.footlevelers.com/traction/index.php/why-custom-orthotics

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On Sunday, July 10, 2016, Melanie Clarke <melaniekclarke at gmail.com> wrote:

> If there is too much repetitive stress on your Metatarsals, try standing up
> a little bit straighter so the center of gravity of the weight of your body
> moves back a bit, to the larger bones of the foot (which is the heel).
> Check your posture in a mirror with a pack.  Are you hunched forward too
> much?  Try altering this just a bit so you feel the weight of your body
> moving towards your heel.
>
> Metatarsals are small delicate bones compared to the Calcaneus; which is
> attached to strong leg bones and can deliver this load to the powerful
> muscles and strong bones of the leg.  Metatarsals were never intended to
> take a heavy continuous pounding.  There is no insole to remedy this or
> magic strong enough if you have poor posture.  Watch the posture and weight
> distribution of an experienced, successful PCT hiker with a pack.
>
> I am a tall female and have slouched most of my life so when I started
> hiking, I had the same problem with my Metatarsals.  Slouching also gave me
> herniated discs.  To prevent further back and Metatarsal pain, I have to
> make sure I am maintaining proper spinal placement.
>
> A good illustrated book on this subject is *8 Steps to a Pain Free Back* by
> Ester Gokhale  (I have no part of her organization and do not profit from
> this recommendation in any way except for the supreme satisfaction of
> helping another hiker)
>
> Diet Plan
>
>
>
> On Sun, Jul 10, 2016 at 3:06 PM, Sarah Spergel <sjspergel at gmail.com
> <javascript:;>> wrote:
>
> > Hi Lisa,
> > I had metatarsalgia last summer hiking the CDT so bad that I could not
> walk
> > without doping myself up on Ibuprofen, eventually got off trail, and had
> > pain for a few months afterwards. Metatarsal pads helped me a lot--but
> not
> > the drugstore ones, which I had trouble keeping in place. I've had a lot
> of
> > success with Aetrex Lynco 405 orthotics--see:
> >
> >
> https://www.amazon.com/AETREX-LYNCO-SPORTS-L405M-ORTHOTICS/dp/B00F2259S4/ref=sr_1_1_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1468188219&sr=8-1&keywords=lynco+orthotics--men's
> > orthotics and men's shoes. No foot problems since, knock on wood. I agree
> > with others that there are few one-size-fits all solutions for feet, but
> > these orthotics really helped me.
> > Best,
> > Hatchet
> >
> >
> >
> > >
> > > Message: 1
> > > Date: Wed, 29 Jun 2016 10:08:51 -0700
> > > From: Traveler <switchgoose at yahoo.com <javascript:;>>
> > > To: PCT MailingList <pct-l at backcountry.net <javascript:;>>
> > > Subject: [pct-l] Metatarsal issues
> > > Message-ID: <D31ABA4C-E071-4458-9159-9DB18F9A7680 at yahoo.com
> <javascript:;>>
> > > Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii
> > >
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > > Been training for my Oregon section hike coming up July 28th. Started
> > > experiencing foot pain recently. It may be originating from my
> > metatarsals,
> > > but has permeated to other areas of my feet as well.
> > >
> > > How does one manage this while training, and even more importantly, on
> > the
> > > trail? Do metatarsal pads help? If so, any good recommendations?
> > >
> > > I recently switched to the Brooks Cascadia 10 and feel that although my
> > > feet may have been an underlying problem already, the shoes have
> > > exacerbated the condition. Thoughts?
> > >
> > > Thanks,
> > > Lisa
> > >
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