I have chronic pain located on pad of left foot at end of arch on instep about thumbs distance in toward toe from actual heel…year ago doctor said to stretch and use heel pads in shoes…have done that and have new boots and I tried ice and rolling hard ball on area…But want to know what this is…can I hike?..seems to hurt with or without hiking so want to know treatment or if hiking will make it worse…feel doctor did not take my concern seriously…do I need an an x-ray…podiatrist or orthopedic md? I am 70 years old. My doctor said to take Tylenol. When pain continues I am against medications due to side effects of any frequent use. The pain is most when pressure is applied. Thank you
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