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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Foot Pain (Definition)

Any abnormal sensation which occurs with normal use and ...Read more


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The arch of my foot hurts when doing skipping ropes. I'm doing this for some simple exercise. Is that bad?

The arch of my foot hurts when doing skipping ropes. I'm doing this for some simple exercise. Is that bad?

Arch pain: Many people suffer from flattening of the arches when they stand up (flexible flat foot). This changes the position of the tendons and joints in the foot, causing muscular imbalance and sometimes even arthritic changes. It can also put stress on ligaments, such as the plantar fascia, which runs across the bottom of your feet and supports your arch. Visit your podiatrist if it does not go away. ...Read more

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About 5 days ago i was practicing turning for my dance class on one foot for about 30 minutes. Now the arch of my foot hurts kinda bad. What did i do?

About 5 days ago i was practicing turning for my dance class on one foot for about 30 minutes. Now the arch of my foot hurts kinda bad. What did i do?

Spain or strain: It sounds like a strain or sprain. As mentioned previously, rice therapy is a good first line of treatment. Orthotics will help as well. However, barefoot or dancing shoes usually do not lend themselves to orthotic use. Consider learning taping techniques to support and protect your arch while dancing. Also remember to warm up and stretch well prior to any practice or workout. ...Read more

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The arch of my foot hurts a lot when i run. So much that I had to quit running because of which I have gained more than 35 pounds. What could i be?

The arch of my foot hurts a lot when i run. So much that I had to quit running because of which I have gained more than 35 pounds. What could i be?

Be seen: I would definitely be seen rather than give up your previously more active lifestyle. It may be something as simple as a minor foot malalignment issue that may completely respond to an orthotic or change in your shoe wear. Be seen. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a high arch and my foot hurt when it is lifted of the floor?

What to do if I have a high arch and my foot hurt when it is lifted of the floor?

May have plantar: Fasciitis. Does it hurt in the morning as well? You should see a podiatrist for an actual diagnosis and for inserts to provide better arch support. This could also be causing some of your back pain. Avoid wearing high heels. Arch support will be most important along with podiatrist visit, but you could try freezing a gold ball or water bottle and placing on the ground, massaging bottom of foot. ...Read more

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Need help docs! my arch in my right foot hurts, any one know why?

Need help docs! my arch in my right foot hurts, any one know why?

Possible: Plantar fascitis. Ice the arch, stretch it, massage it, take an antiinflammatory if not contraindicated and wear an orthotic or arch support. ...Read more

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The arch of my left foot hurts when im walking or running if i put more pressure on the arch of my foot it started 1 week ago after running. No swelln?

The arch of my left foot hurts when im walking or running if i put more pressure on the arch of my foot it started 1 week ago after running. No swelln?

Stop Running: With any strain or injury, it's very important to rest the affected foot. There may be a tendon or ligament injury and with further running it could worsen. Have a specialist examine it if you have no improvement! ...Read more