Foot Pain During Exercise

I’m a tennis player and my feet are a mess during a match, in particular during a long point. Everything points to lactic acid. One minute elevated and the pain goes away. No lasting effects at all. But why is it so severe??? I’ve tried every shoe I could find. Could it be as simple as loosening the laces? I don’t feel stable with loose shoes. I know of no one else with this problem. I have no issue with lactic acid in any other part of my body and I exercise regularly. I play often, so it’s not an issue of shocking my body.

I just don’t get it. I’m very physical. Tennis, cycling, weight lifting. Nothing bothers me except my feet when on the court and it’s severe! I have to stop often to let the acid dissipate.

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  1. Foot-com

    Hello and thank you for your question. Without examining you it is difficult for me to say exactly what may be causing your pain, however I will give general recommendations.

    Have you ever had your feet examined by a Podiatrist? There may be some biomechanical reason why your feet are stressed so much during tennis. Any time our feet and the muscles that control them overwork this can cause a cramping or pain sensation.

    Tennis is different than just running as it is a lot of stop and go movements which are hard on the feet. I recommend seeing a Podiatrist to get a full biomechanical exam. I would also recommend stretching your feet and calves before you play tennis as well as after.

    Good luck!

    Dr. Emily Splichal
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    By law, we cannot give specific medical advice over the Internet.

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