Question Hi I recently played a little soccer this weekend Saturday and Sunday for about 7 hours each day. I usually don't play that much but I had to to get a coaching license. So Monday I woke up I had a knot on inside of my left foot it hurts so bad. It feels like at any minute my ties are going to cross or something. I have been massaging it and putting perform on it which is like bio freeze on it. The massage makes the knot smaller. But in less then 2 hours it is back at the same size. Tomorrow I will ice it to see what will happen. Is their a reason that it is knotted like this. I have been told that I do have a high arch and I am a male so that might be half of the problem. Is their something else I can do for it. Thanks.
Answer Hi Sean- sounds like you might have injured the tibial tendon or plantar fascia. Massage with topical bio-freeze ok but you NEED DIAGNOSIS! Knot could be indicative of partial tear in the tissues due to the intense 7hr/day 2 day soccer play. High arch foot already has tight structure, so again, need diag
1. Get X-ray - rule out any bone, joint involvement
2. MRI or diagnostic ultra sound will identify any tendon, ligament injury
3. Back off activities, take maybe 2-3 ibuprophen 3/day after meals & GET IT EVALUATED! Good luck.. Dr. Bob Weil
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