This question is more focused on kickboxing since it is the discipline I practice. But it would be of course handy to know for martial arts in general.
I have been training for a bit more than a year and I keep getting my toes injured. I asked my trainer and he said that it's pretty random since sometimes the feet hit the defensive elbow of my opponent etc.. etc..
So concretely I want to know what can I do to prevent future injury, of course you can't avoid it to 100% but there must be something I could do to bring down those chances. (It is horribly painful at least for me)
I have heard about strapping together the toes. Is this effective?
Thanks a lot!!
How my toes where hurt:
My little right toe got inflamed and is painful when I touch it or move it, it was when I hit the elbow of my opponent.
The big toe on my left foot got hurt once I hit the knee of my opponent and got worse when it got stepped on the same day.
Both toes are relatively ok now, not yet completely healed but I can train effectively. I just want to prevent future injury.