Depends. A lot of the time shin pain, discomfort, or "shin splints" have to do with the anterior tibialis and toe extensors being overstressed from improper foot strike. Overstriding and excess heel strike tend to be responsible for this stress, and more often than not improper foot strike is caused by improper footwear. Barefoot or nigh-barefoot running, orthopaedic inserts, or changes in stride can all effectively reduce this effect.Is it anymore comfortable? I have been having shin problems from running, I have a feeling that these would either make it much worse or much better.
There's not really a tendon or aponeurosis that runs between the toes at the phalangeal level. Could you be more specific, perhaps with what actions initiate the feeling?So, I have been wearing the fivefingers off and on, trying to adjust, but what I am finding is there is a really annoying not-quite-painful tendon-y or ligament-y sort of twinge that happens in between the first and second toes of my right foot. I'm not sure what I did, or if I wore them too long the first day and I'm still recovering or what. It keeps me from attempting anything really bold with them, though, like leaving the house. I'm hoping it's just a temporary adjustment thing, because they're stunningly comfortable otherwise.
It could also be a nerve pinch thing, I suppose, but I don't really know. It's a pain-ish thing, more really on the side of the second toe, near the base of the toe, on the big toe side and towards the plantar side. It's a sharp twinge (hard to describe it otherwise) when I just step which, at its worst, can be felt into the ball of my foot.There's not really a tendon or aponeurosis that runs between the toes at the phalangeal level. Could you be more specific, perhaps with what actions initiate the feeling?
Sounds like a weak hallucis longus and/or brevis. Most of your flexors are probably weak from years of wearing shoes; most shoes provide some level of toe extension but very little flexion. Some basic toe exercises can go a long way to help reduce that, such as towel curls.at its worst, can be felt into the ball of my foot.
It's probably a minor injury, since I've felt it recently when not wearing the fivefingers, though less commonly.
Seems likely, I suppose, but if so I don't fully understand why it wouldn't have been a problem just wandering around with my shoes off previously. I do think the tighter fitting could help.