Hi, and thank you so much for providing this service!
I am a 25 year old female runner, who is otherwise healthy. I have very flat feet, which widened this past summer (I think my arch collapsed some?). In the last two months, I have developed more severe pain in my right arch when I run- it usually starts about a mile into my run, and calms down after 5 or so miles. The pain is symmetrical on both sides of my foot, right in the middle of my foot. I tried PT for three weeks with no real help, and then took two weeks off from running entirely. I started running again yesterday, and my foot feels exactly the same. Currently, I run in newton running shoes which encourage landing on your forefoot, and I don’t wear orthotics. I tried two different kinds of over the counter orthotics, and both of them made the problem worse. Any advice or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
Thanks so much,