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How does the toe feel when the lidocaine wears off after ingrown toenail procedure to remove. When the feeling comes back, is the pain really awful? do you need narcotic pain meds? can you walk?
Great Question! Tyler Hurst, a contributor to MyFiveFingers.com, actually wrote a post about ... Read More
I started running in 5 fingers in February 2010. Having many lower back issues do to a slightly shorter right leg, I was surprised to find that running with the 5 fingers had resulted in less visits with my chiropractor. In July 2011, I slowed down on my running and did more weight training and cardio on eliptical and treadmill etc. Starting in January of 2012 I decided to get back into running, but take it to the next level with a heavy half marathon on aggressive trails. Unfortunately, I only trained for 5 weeks before my run. I did fairly well and was pleased, but 2 weeks after, I started experiencing foot problems. I believe I had a slight case of Planters Fasciitis and also an annoying discomfort in the ball of my foot. I believe these problems were because I did not adequately stretch after my marathon and as the muscles healed from the abuse I had done during the marathon, it pulled everything tighter. I iced and stretched and stopped running for 8 weeks now. My feet are a lot better, but I still have that feeling in the ball of my feet which I thought might be Morton’s Neuroma. Yesterday I went to a podiatrist to get a professional opinion. The good news is that my feet look great. He was surprised to find that I did not have all of the ailing issues that so many of his running clients have. He determined that I may have slightly bruised the nerves or tendons in the ball of my feet, but that I really needed to think differently about running and my choice of footwear. He did feel strongly against minimalist shoes, barefoot running etc, and strongly advised wearing and running in shoes that had more support with sturdier soles and cushioning. My question is, do most podiatrists agree with his opinion? He is a foot doctor, and I have seen a lot of other information showing the benefits of minimalist running from other types of researchers and doctors, but I would like to hear other opinions form “foot doctors” who directly deal with barefoot/ minimalist running athletes. Thanks!
Hi Jason, great question. In our experience, most Podiatrists do indeed downplay the ... Read More
Does anyone know where I can find a pair of KSO’s in size 48 mens? I’ve tried everywhere (online and in-person, including VFF, and no luck. The rep said that there would be larger sizes released sometime late this year; however, I’d like to get a pair for the spring.
At the moment we don't see them in stock at any of the ... Read More
Okay so the question is what should I do to get rid of the terrible smell in my Vibrams? I have a tried to do fabreze… but its not working so well… any ideas?
This is probably the question we get the most! We've written a few ... Read More
Do you guys intentionally advertise gel orthotics or is it a keyword thing? I just thought it was strange for a barefoot/minimalist site. Anyway, I love the site. It’s my first source for VFF info.
Hah - good question! We use an advertising network that determines what to ... Read More
I have a question.I’m going away for vacation next month and I’m in the process of training for my first half-marathon. I’ve always wanted to try FiveFingers and I thought this will be the best time. My question is, can I run on the beach, near water, with the chance of getting FiveFingers wet or it will destroy the shoes.Thank you!Sincerely,Daria Sorokina
Its OK to run in FiveFingers on the beach, they should handle the ... Read More
I have recently changed to Vibrams and Chi running. 3 weeks ago I broke my small toe. I RICE’d my toe for two days, then started running short distances in Asics. No pain – or very little. Did 15 kms in Vibrams – felt fine. Did a 7 k trail run in Vibrams and now the pain is bad along the topside of my foot from little toe to ankle. What could have caused the damage?
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Is CrossFit Really All That Its Cracked Up to Be?
We think so! There are so many people who have had unbelievable results ... Read More
Besides FiveFingers, what are some of the best minimalist shoes?
We are fans of Merrells, Stems, Vivos, and many many others! Read More
Do You Have Any Thoughts on the Paleo Diet?
We do, and actually we invited a published Paleo author to break it ... Read More