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Sore heel, numb toe, after running. could it be a shoe problem?

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Dr. James Lunsford
Podiatry 43 years experience
Maybe: Ill fitting shoes will cramp toes and destabilize heel strike and stance producing stress and pain.
Dr. Johnnie Alston
Podiatry 15 years experience
Possibly: Make sure that your shoe fits properly and you may need a good arch support or orthotic to give you more support.
Dr. Thomas Inwood
Podiatry 35 years experience
Numb: While shoes might be the problem , it would seem unlikely you would buy ill fitting shoes. Possibilities are limb length discrepancy causing excess pronation on one side as well as plantar fasciitis and bone spur(s) on that side.

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Last updated Dec 29, 2013

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