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Old 01-06-2015, 08:59 AM
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Blister on toe issue

I get a blister/callous on the inside bottom corner of my right foot every tournament I play. Keep in mind: I'm left handed and throw backhand exclusively. So, the foot that has the problem is my crossover leg, not my plant leg.

It never happens when I go out and practice. I can throw 100 times in practice with no foot issues. But during two rounds of throwing par--98 shots--something happens. And I can't figure it out. It gets to the point that by the end of the day I'm almost limping.

I'm 5'9", 178lbs, so it's not like I'm overweight.

It's not the shoes, because this is the third different pair shoes I've tried and the same thing is happening. It's not my walking form because my other foot is fine. I've never had any sort of foot problems in my life outside of this toe issue while playing disc golf.

I'm thinking that the issue is a sign I'm doing something wrong in my x-step. But I can't figure it out.

Once again, it's not the aboslute bottom of my little toe. And it's not the inside of it. It's where the bottom and inside meet, and the sore area is kind of large--like half the size of a dime.

I'm trying to stay on my toes and off my heel during my x-step. But am I taking it too far? Has anybody else had this problem?
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Old 01-06-2015, 09:14 AM
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Never had that problem, but...Moleskin for the blister to stay functional on it.
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Old 01-06-2015, 09:54 AM
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Yep....get a moleskin or blister bandage and wrap the toe before tournies.
Also, your shoes may be too tight. Toe box may not be big enough.
Or they may be too big
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Old 01-06-2015, 10:00 AM
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Maybe your feet get so sweaty during the tournament that things are rubbing the wrong way by the end. Have you tried fresh shoes and socks for the 2nd round?
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Old 01-06-2015, 10:21 AM
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Yep....get a moleskin or blister bandage and wrap the toe before tournies.
Also, your shoes may be too tight. Toe box may not be big enough.
Or they may be too big
I second this advice. Moleskin will definitely help, and I agree that blisters are often caused by tight shoes. Does the brand you wear offer a "wide" model?
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Old 01-06-2015, 10:28 AM
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I had something similar. I figured I'd just keep adding padding around my right big toe knuckle, but it didn't help. I did some research (I Googled it), and it turned out I didn't have enough arch support. You have to see how the foot steps to appreciate why, but when the arch is padded, the foot doesn't flatten, forcing the weight on the big toe. I actually got the best advice from a tennis forum, where all the lateral movement makes this issue very popular among players.

The tennis guys swore by Superfeet (I think green) and moldable orthotics, like Archmolds, but they were $50+. I added some $20 SofSole? inserts with extra arch support (red), and they fixed the issue.
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Old 01-06-2015, 10:37 AM
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I have to change socks and shoes between rounds, if I don't it's blister city. Lest tournament I played, I forgot spare socks and had 3 major blisters. Mission Athletecare anti-chafe cream works pretty well too.
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Old 01-06-2015, 10:37 AM
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for sure get new shoes.
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Old 01-06-2015, 10:47 AM
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Good socks can make a difference.
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Old 01-06-2015, 10:55 AM
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Good socks can make a difference.
Yup, socks go a long way as well. My wife and I have been avid backpackers for years, and on our longer (150+) trips socks are huge in comfort and longevity. Layered with moleskin and good socks, we're good to go.
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