Are your feet happy? Mine, not so much...
The issue that I have (although only self diagnosed at the moment) is called a tailors bunion or a bunionette. This is basically a bunion but on the outside of the foot by the pinky toe. Lately these little bunionettes (oh yeah I have them on both feet) have been causing me lots of pain. Usually it's discomfort while wearing heels, but now it's pain and inflammation while WODing.
These are shots of my little piggy's. I know I need a pedi! As you can see the area on both my feet just below my pinky toe bulges out a bit. The left foot is worse than the right. Ehhh!
The x-rays above show my lovely feet. In technical terms there is prominence of the 5th metatarsal head (yellow arrows) and increased angulation between the 4th and 5th metatarsals (black arrows). There is also slight lateral bowing of the shaft of the 5th metatarsal (red arrows).
Basically the long bone (metatarsal) that is attached to my pinky toe is bowing, creating a gap between the next metatarsal, causing the pinking toe to point in towards the rest of my foot, resulting in a bulge called a bunionette. Make sense??
This my friends is a normal foot. As you can see, the 5th metatarsal is in perfect alignment with the rest of the bones.
Do you deal with any foot pain or issues? Tell me the plight of your feet!