I have started rock climbing, and my left foot is reasonably comfortable in the climbing shoes, but my right is extremely uncomfortable – to the point that I cannot wait to take the shoe off. The shoes are not overly tight by any means – and I do not feel that the right shoe is more tight than the left. The problem is on my right foot on the big toe.
So – on my right foot – the pain is exacerbated when even moderate pressure is applied to the area on the left forward edge of the big toe, near the left side of the nail, and continuing on the left side of the toe down toward the joint. It also continues around the front of the toe. In some spots the pain is quite dull and aching, on the front it is almost a ‘numb’ pain (this sounds really stupid, but I cannot think how better to describe it). Almost like the pain you get from very mild frostbite.
In some ways, it feels like it is a problem in areas close to the edge of the nail, but the front of the toe is painful a little further away from the nail.
This is about as vague a problem as you will ever likely hear – but I thought this was worth a shot.
wishing I could climb more 🙂