Arch Pain

I’ve recently increased how much I exercise with longer walks and jogs. Even though I use a regular orthotic insert in my shoe, I still tend to have arch pain when I finish exercising. Are there any stretches or exercises you can recommend I do before or after my workout? Should I maybe try a different orthotic?

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  1. Foot-com

    Thank you for your question. There are definitely some great stretches that you can integrate into your running program to recover your feet. I recommend all patients stretch their calves for at least 2 – 3 minutes before and after stretching. To recover the small muscles and soft tissue on the bottom of the foot, I recommend rolling the arch on golf balls or tennis balls.

    Depending on your foot type, orthotics can provide additional support to the foot to eliminate excess foot stress. Aetrex makes great Lynco® orthotics – http://www.aetrex.com/lynco-orthotics/ which I recommend to many of my patients with foot pain.

    Good luck!

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    Dr. Emily Splichal
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