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Ewe may have developed callouses that are applying pressure to the softer and more sensitive tissue beneath - instead of softer tissues at the heel changing shape to cushion and spread the pressure, the hard and relatively inflexible callouses could be pressing into the deeper heel tissue.Warning - I am not a foot scientist - see your quack about it.
The blister may have to do with your shoes, for one. Make sure that they fit properly and that you have them tied snugly all along the foot (though not enough to cut off circulation).As for the achey foot, you may have bruised the bone in your heel a bit. This can definitely happen when you start to walk a lot. Be careful when your on your mill not to slam down your heel. Walk like you're trying to be silent and sneak up on someone, putting your foot down gently on the heel and rolling forward onto your toe each time.I also suggest getting some good shoe inserts with the jelly stuff in the heel part. There are also some good padded athletic socks you can where. I love Thorlo brand, but I don't know if they're available where you are.
Neil do you have air cushioned heals? like Nikeair trainers?
No Neil they are definately not, because the pedal bone normally compresses the tissue on the base of the foot. With these shoes it tries to punch a hole through the skin causing serious damage over long term use. Think about the difference in compression and tearing forces as the bone tries to go down into the air pocket while the surrounding foot area is supported.So might be worth experimenting with different trainers NeilAndrew
so it's the thick callus on the outside of neil's foot that is sore? explain the nerve innervation to that structure (the callus) sensing that rubbing>>there ain't none as i know it, the sensory nerves are much deeper inside
Go to a specialist shoe store and get them to 'map your step' (if we have it here in the backwash of the world you are bound to have something similar) Then look at inserts for your trainers (sneakers, tackies - whatever you call them) You can get ones that encourage you to step 'correctly'.
Pain at a bony location in the body, associated with increased activity about that bony location, should be thought of as having to do with the structures associated with activity. The one comes to mind would be the tendon inserting onto that bone, coming from the muscle involved with that activity.Muscles involved with greater then common activities tend to develop greater resting tone which means that they not fully relax during non-activity time. This condition sends signals of abnormality to the tendon, more so to the point of insertion on the bone where sense organs are located, and cause a condition that is remarkably similar to inflammation.The condition therefore will respond to anti-inflammatories but the cure lies in undoing the abnormal increase in tone. stretching is the answer. As the Achilles tendon comprises tendon tissue from multiple muscles, some which originate above the knee joint and some from below, stretching will have to be done in one of two ways, depending which muscle is the culprit or will have to be done in two ways (two different stretches) so as to get the right muscle without knowing which one(s) are involved: stretch the calf with the knee bent and stretch the calf with the knee straight. Hanging the heel of the sidewalk while supporting oneself on the lamppost is probably the easier thing to do but one could always go see a xyzpractor who'll take your money and might not get it right.More elaborate workout of this idea can be found on a knol posted in google knol http://knol.google.com/k/bert-van-wijck/pain/1mbtdoacyaukm/2?locale=en#