My feet are usually sore after TKD - largely because of the way kicks pound the feet. Also, sometimes I don't do a kick or two correctly, and my toes get bent (not usually jambed), and the first joint of my big toe hurts. Now those joints are starting to protrude. The podiatrist and my doctor and the radiologist said I have arthritis, and am developing bunions. It seems like it started shortly after I took up TKD... so I'm wondering if that is the root cause. I love TKD, but have to decide if it is worth possibly disfiguring my feet. Will my feet stop hurting and will the swelling stop when I get more toughness in my feet?