Arch pain at end of day

Good Day, I am male, 53YO. I have worked in industry’s my whole life where most of my time is on my feet. Within the last 2-3 months when I come home in the evenings and put up my feet for anywhere from 30 minute to a couple of hours, when I get back up my Arches are really painful. It is also like this when I wake in the morning. After moving on my feet again for 20 minutes or so it will diminish greatly, but as soon as I sit for more than 15-20 minutes it returns. I am in decent health, slightly overweight (about 25 lbs) and the only medical condition I have is Vasovagal disorder for which I have a pace maker. I have not changed shoes in the last 6 months either. Thanks for any info.

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    Hello and thank you for your question. What you are describing is called post-static dyskinesia which is a sign of a tight plantar fascia or heel cord. I would recommend rolling your feet on a golf ball or lacrosse ball every morning and every evening for at least 5 – 10 minutes. You can follow this with 5 minutes of calf stretching. You will soon notice that as you continue the rolling of the bottom of the foot that the pain begins to decrease. If the pain does not subside and you are rolling / stretching every single day then I’d suggest seeing a Podiatrist to evaluate you in person. I hope this helps!

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