My son who is 17 years old is a football soccer apprentice for a professional football team here in the UK. He is generally fit and health - trains with the football team 5 days a week and plays a match on a Saturday. For a few years he has been experiencing his feet going numb whilst playing in the match. In training throughout the week his feet do not feel numb however when he increases intensity in the game he experiences a numb feel where he describes his feet feeling like blocks of wood. Any ideas what this might be as he seems to have become slower in his game because of this problem. Thanks
Hi he does complain of very tight calfs but does stretch a lot which is strange. We took him to get his feet properly measured today and he has a size H (UK) width which apparently is very wide. We are looking to purchase wider boots for him to see if this helps. The problem normally starts with strong tightness in the achilles and arch of the foot area and as the game goes on the foot begins to numb until the foot goes completely numb.