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After not running for a while, I ran 6 miles a day for 5 days. I am 21 and in good shape but my arch has hurt for about a week. How long to recover?

After not running for a while, I ran 6 miles a day for 5 days.  I am 21 and in good shape but my arch has hurt for about a week.  How long to recover?

Try to even it out: It could take several more days of rest. It is always better to have a steady exercise program than to stop and then try to resume at the level you were prior to stopping. Better to resume at a lower level of intensity and build up gradually than injure yourself and add to the deconditioning time by being injured. No one thinks it can happen to them until it does. ...Read more

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What are the best running shoes for good arch support?

What are the best running shoes for good arch support?

A Complicated Issue: It doesn't matter so much as a good fit otherwise, flexibility, durability and maximal cushioning.Addidas has a good pair but it's $180.00.But it also depends on the width of your foot and what you usually run on (asphalt? sidewalk? track?)and how much and how far. As for the arch, you can always buy an arch insert (there's lots on the market).So go for maximal comfort first. Plenty of info online ...Read more

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Why does a flexible high arch have to pronate when running?

Why does a flexible high arch have to pronate when running?

Foot pronation: In general your foot engages the ground at heel strike in neutral supinates through your toe strike and then primates through toe off regardless of your arch some people have more or less of each position depending on a multitude of other factors aside from your arch. But having a high arch versus a flat foot inverts your foot and it tends to actually promate less on toe off. ...Read more

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What are the best running/workout shoes for only one fallen arch?

What are the best running/workout shoes for only one fallen arch?

You can place : One arch support on that side. The question is why is this the case. Possible causes may include a limb length discrepancy. If this is found to be the case a heel lift on the lower side may be a good idea as well. ...Read more

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What can I do to address the pain in the arches of my feet after running?

What can I do to address the pain in the arches of my feet after running?

Stretching/footwear: Proper supportive running shoes and orthotics with provide more stability and support, relieving excessive tension on arches. Stretching exercises can also help. Ice and massage after running may help. See a podiatrist. ...Read more

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Please help! pain on the arch of my foot when running?

Please help! pain on the arch of my foot when running?

Many causes: Arch pain can be from many sources in runners. Tendonitis, muscle fatigue & overcompensation are common causes. Consider updating/customizing your shoes if they are older than 9 months, have over 300 miles on them or simply are not comfortable. Go to a reputable athletic fitting store. A trial of inserts could be helpful. Are you overtraining? What about your stride length? Too many hills? ...Read more

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What could cause pain on the arch of my foot when running?

What could cause pain on the arch of my foot when running?

Sounds like:: Plantar fasciitis which is a strain in the tissue that supports the arch called the plantar fascia. Normally results from inadequate foot support. May need new running shoes and an insert or orthotic. See podiatrist for examination and treatment if this is a persistent problem. ...Read more

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What is the best running shoes for high arch foot?

What is the best running shoes for high arch foot?

I like New Balance: If you have a high arch you will probably need an orthotic in any shoe you try. ...Read more

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I have pain in my ankle bone down to the arch area. I'm running regularly, what could be the likely cause? Thanks.

I have pain in my ankle bone down to the arch area. I'm running regularly, what could be the likely cause? Thanks.

Tendonitis: The tibialis posterior tendon is a large tendon that runs the course from the inside of the ankle into the bump of bone in the mid arch. Overuse of this tendon can cause pain and inflammation. Underlying flat foot structure is a big predisposing factor as is overtraining and poor shoegear. Additional arch supports, new shoes and nsaids are helpful. Dont wait on this, if not resolving see dr soon. ...Read more

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I have a pain near the ball of my foot in my arch. Recently lost 80 lbs through diet and excercise, started running then pain happened?

I have a pain near the ball of my foot in my arch. Recently lost 80 lbs through diet and excercise, started running then pain happened?

Plantar fascitiis: Could be the diagnosis. I would recommend you try an over the counter orthotic and ice the foot and see how that works out for you. Ball of foot is not the most precise descriptor so a neuroma would be added into the mix but i would recommend the same treatment for you as a starting point. ...Read more

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