“I still have constant pain in the soles of my feet,” Deborah Meaden revealed. Known as metatarsalgia, the condition arose after she spent “10 hours a day waltzing” in preparation for Strictly Come Dancing. The businesswoman entered the dance competition in September 2013 – almost eight years ago. Yet in 2018, when speaking to Closer magazine, Deborah referred to foot pain as “a constant reminder that [she] made the show “.
Also, high heels or tight pointy shoes are not recommended, as they can make the pain worse.
Depending on the symptoms, foot pain can be a sign of different conditions.
For example, after strenuous or repetitive exercise, symptoms of a metatarsal sprain include:
If there is a sharp, burning, or stabbing pain near the toes (ie, the sole of the foot), it may be Morton’s neuroma.
This could also be true when the painful symptoms are accompanied by a lump felt under the foot.
If the area of the foot is red and swollen and there is a dull, aching ache, it may be bursitis or arthritis.
Any hard and bony lump near the big toe is considered a bunion, why can also hurt.
If you have foot pain that does not improve with self-care measures, make an appointment with your GP.
Meanwhile, Deborah didn’t let her foot pain affect her day-to-day life.
In fact, she admitted to doing “quite a bit” of business on her Twitter page.
During the lockdown, Deborah even went on the air with former Made In Chelsea stars Jamie Laing and Spencer Matthew on their 6 Degrees podcast.
Deborah Meaden will be back on a new BBC One’s Dragon’s Den series on Thursday April 1 at 8 p.m. ET.