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I stand on a rubber mat and walk on concrete at work and my heel and arch hurt. What can I do?

I stand on a rubber mat and walk on concrete at work and my heel and arch hurt. What can I do?

Arch support: Consider purchasing an inexpensive arch support from your local pharmacy. This will decrease the tension placed on your foot at these points. When not working, place a tennis ball on the floor under the arch of your foot and roll it in a massage like fashion. This exercise can loosen the tight muscles in the sole of the foot. ...Read more

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Your doctor may also suggest a safe exercise plan. Walking is usually the easiest type of exercise, but swimming or other low-impact exercises can work just as well. Exercise is an important way to keep blood sugar in control, and physical activity in pregnancy has been found to decrease the risk ...Read more


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Why would I have a tingling/gripping type feeling in the inside part of my left heel/arch? Bothers me when I walk.

Why would I have a tingling/gripping type feeling in the inside part of my left heel/arch? Bothers me when I walk.

Nerve impingement : You probably have one of the following, tarsal tunnel syndrome, Lumbar raduculopathy (nerve pinching in spine), some kind of peripheral neuropathy, or maybe plantar fasciitis, or local sole of foot nerve entrapment. You should get an EMG/Nerve conduction study and a good neurological examination to distinguish. ...Read more

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I walk 3 miles a day and have heel pain on sides of heels do Ive tried 4 types of sneakers and my foot in general is high arched like i wear high heel?

I walk 3 miles a day and have heel pain on sides of heels do Ive tried 4 types of sneakers and my foot in general is high arched like i wear high heel?

Bone spur?: Pain in heel may be from a small bone spur. Please see your doc who may order an x-ray and find out. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What does sharp pain in leg and weird sensation in arch of foot mean after long walk in heels?

What does sharp pain in leg and weird sensation in arch of foot mean after long walk in heels?

Something is wrong: Anytime you have pain, there is something wrong. There are a few possibilities. It could be the foot pain comes first, i.E plantar fascitis and as a result you are compensating or walking differently and then getting the leg pain. Knowing if you are flatfooted or have a high arch would help but in either case an orthotic might help. A nerve problem should also be ruled out. ...Read more

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The va recently gave me some inserts for my shoes my left foot was leaning in now my left heel and arch is so sore i can hardly walk.?

The va recently gave me some inserts for my shoes my left foot was leaning in now my left heel and arch is so sore i can hardly walk.?

Custom made or : Over the counter? Sometimes it takes some time to break in like new shoes. You want to only wear them for 1 hour the first few days. If not improved go back to va doc. ...Read more

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Foot problem, have a fallen arch on left foot for 3 yrs now. Use orthotics, but recently my heel hurts to walk on. Planters fasciitis? What is it?

Foot problem,  have a fallen arch on left foot for 3 yrs now.   Use orthotics, but recently my heel hurts to walk on.  Planters fasciitis? What is it?

Impossible to say: no one can give a specific answer without being able to examine the heel. If it is tender along the inside edge it is likely to be plantar faciitis. ...Read more

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I have pain in the arch of my foot, close to my heel. Hurts to walk barefoot and with certain shoes. Hurts most in the morning and after running.

I have pain in the arch of my foot, close to my heel. Hurts to walk barefoot and with certain shoes. Hurts most in the morning and after running.

Plantar fasciitis: Plantar fasciitis is a common painful disorder affecting the heel and underside of the foot. characterized by scarring, inflammation, or structural breakdown of the foot's plantar fascia. It is often caused by overuse injury of the plantar fascia, increases in exercise, weight or age. may be a degenerative process. Most cases of plantar fasciitis resolve on their own with time and conservative tx ...Read more

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I have severe pain on the bottom of my foot to the heel... It's hard to walk, what can b the cause of it?

I have severe pain on the bottom of my foot to the heel... It's hard to walk, what can b the cause of it?

Heel spur syndrome: You probably have heel spur syndrome. To confirm you need to be evaluated and have x-rays taken and a treatment plan started to relieve your symptoms such as pt, orthotics, cortisone injections or even surgery. This should be your discussion with your foot health provider. ...Read more

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I am having pain in the heel of my foot. Ice isn't helping, it hurts to stand and walk on. What could this be? A heel spur?

Let explain: Heel spur could be the cause of this problem you have, usually the pain is bad when you wake up get better after a while then in the end of the day get worse again. ...Read more

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I got a sudden pain on the of my left foot and it spreads to the arch of my foot what could it be? This happened suddenly, i can't even walk on it.

I got a sudden pain on the of my left foot and it spreads to the arch of my foot what could it be? This happened suddenly, i can't even walk on it.

X-rays : If it persists have x-rays. If gentle massage feels great you could try that. Ice might be helpful. If you still can't walk on it you need to see podiatrist. ...Read more

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I have a big knot on the ball of my foot that I cannot walk on that appeared after I walked tiptoed all day from my heel hurting. It is not discolor?

I have a big knot on the ball of my foot that I cannot walk on that appeared after I walked tiptoed all day from my heel hurting. It is not discolor?

Inflamed joint: By "the ball of your foot" you're probably referring to the joint where the big toe meets the long bones of the arch of your foot. Walking tiptoe strained that joint. Take OTC Advil or Aleve (naproxen) for pain and inflammation. Wear comfortable athletic shoes. Avoid standing, walking & weight bearing as much as possible for a few days & try to find out why your heel was hurting. Best wishes. ...Read more

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My left foot on inside is very painful from heel to inside of foot. It get puffy. Hardly walk on it by end of day. Did hurt foot a few years back. ?

My left foot on inside is very painful from heel to inside of foot. It get puffy.  Hardly walk on it by end of day. Did hurt foot a few years back. ?

Plantar Fasciitis: There are a few different things it could be. The most likely is something called plantar fasciitis, which is inflammation of the tendon running along the bottom of your foot. Taking it easy, ice and inserts can all help. ...Read more

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Can't put my right foot flat on floor in morning. Pain runs along inside arch. Have to walk on outside edge of it for about 1 hour. What causes this?

Can't put my right foot flat on floor in morning. Pain runs along inside arch. Have to walk on outside edge of it for about 1 hour. What causes this?

Plantar fascitis: It could possibly be plantar fascitis. A condition more likely to occur in those who walk with feet inward, stand or walk on a hard surface most of the day or have flat or high arched feet. avoid the above and do toes stretches or towel stretches and take ibuprofen as needed (unless you have ulcer or kidney disease) ...Read more