Today, on the Doc On The Run Podcast, we’re talking about how you can lace your running shoes differently when you have bursitis pain from a tailor’s bunion.
If you have a thing called a tailor’s bunion, it’s not really a complicated condition. You get the little toe or the pinky toe tilting over, toward the middle of the foot, and then this little bone at the base of the little toe sticks out, and there’s a bursa or a fluid-filled sac under the skin that can get irritated and inflamed. And when it becomes inflamed and irritated, that’s when you get bursitis.
Bursitis, it sounds like an old person’s problem, but it can happen to any of us, and it does hurt. The trick is to stop the pressure and friction, stop rubbing and pushing on the bursa. It’s as simple as that. And one of my Elite Access patients actually sent me a message, and he said he was having pain from this little bursa at the base of the toe. He got some wider shoes. He got bigger shoe that decreased the pressure. But then, when he was running, he noticed his foot was sliding around in the shoe, and it was still causing a problem. Well, if he cranked the laces up, it actually would squeeze the whole forefoot, put pressure on that bursa, and it would irritate him.
So, he asked me if there was any solution, and there is. There’s a way to actually lace your shoes differently, to stop your foot from sliding around, to hold you steady, while decreasing pressure, whether it’s a tailor’s bunion here, or if you have bursitis from a regular bunion at the base of the big toe.
I made this video for him, and I put it together. I sent it to him, and I think it might be able to help you too. So, what I’m going to do is, I’m going to show you the video, and I’m going to give you the audio from the video if you’re on the podcast. But you might be able to picture it if you’re just watching the podcast. But if you need to check out the visuals, of course, you can see it on the Doc On The Run YouTube channel. But let’s check it out now.
If you found this helpful, if you tried the lacing pattern, and you found that it actually did help you, please comment and let me know how it goes. Did it keep your foot from sliding around? Did it decrease some of the pressure? Did it help you? Now, if you did like this training, please like it. Please share the video with one of your friends, and I’ll see you in the next training.