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Why does the top of my foot hurt after running?

Why does the top of my foot hurt after running?

Tendinitis: There are a couple of major tendons that run across the top of our feet, that can become strained fromo running. Ice, stretch and take an over the counter anti-inflammatory medication if you can. ...Read more

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What causes ball of foot pain and soreness running along the top of the foot? Ill-fitting shoes? Overuse? Sleeping w/feet tucked under covers?

Many things: Ranging from injury, inadequate biomechanical suppport to infection or inflammatory condition. If this persists, see podiatrist. ...Read more

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I have foot pain since starting running, why?

I have foot pain since starting running, why?

Podiatry: Could be plantar fascia. Proper shoes can be helpful per previous doctor answer as well as inserts. ...Read more

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I get foot pain while running. Should I raise or lower myheel?

Usually no: Raise the heel if there is pain under the heel or at the heel attachment of the plantar fascia. If it;s tender there and painful on stretching the foot upwards use a heel lift in the shoe. Ice bath at night is also helpful , forefoot and arch pain perhaps could use an orthotic otc cushion. Make sure there's np more than 250-300 miles on your shoe. ...Read more

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Can foot pain be from wearing an over-sized running shoe?

Can foot pain be from wearing an over-sized running shoe?

Yes: This is due to the shoe sliding back and forth and your foot position is incorrect in the shoe. ...Read more

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Can an over sized running shoe be the cause of my foot pain?

Yes: If shoes are too large you feet will slide around in them and you will not be receiving proper support in the needed areas. ...Read more

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