|By Whippin |
From Bend, OR
Jul 4, 2011
Nope, not the ones you can walk under, but the foot kind...
I just recovered from a hairline fracture in my 5th metatarsal, and the podiatrist basically told me that I have freaky high arches. People with high arches are prone to more lower body injuries so I'm told. The break was from simply rolling my ankle. It makes sense, because there's much more pressure on a smaller area of foot.
After two days of climbing/hiking, I will wake up the next day with really sore feet. I pretty much shuffle around on my heels for a few hours in the morning because the arch area of my foot (just behind the ball) is really tender and bending my toes back hurts. I've ordered custom orthotics for my hiking boots from one of those sites where they mail you a foot mold and you send it back; hopefully they will help. But what about climbing shoes? Any one out there with high arches?