Bottom of arch (inside only) foot pain

I am experiencing foot pain. It is term bottom of my arch, inside of the foot. Just before the heel.
This becomes worse after walking a lot or now which is a problem different shoes which weren’t a problem before.
I don’t wear high heels. I am experiencing pain from boots, walking shoes and trainers.I have even tried boots with a small heel and these feel too hard on my heel.

I have a pair of orthotics made from a running shop but these feel like they are not helping.
When I get up out of bed or from sitting or first start walking it is painful and feel myself hobbling.
I am at a loss as to what shoes will be best for me to wear and how to treat this problem.

I’d appreciate your advice.

2 Responses

  1. Foot-com

    Hello and thank you for your question.

    Sounds like you may be experiencing some symptoms of plantar fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis is an inflammatory condition due to micro-tearing of the plantar fascia at its insertion. Patients often complain of pain first step in the morning, pain after prolonged sitting or after periods of walking.

    The most important thing you can do initially for plantar fasciitis is control the inflammation at the same time as you are decreasing stress on the tissue. I recommend starting with daily NSAIDs such as Advil or Aleve. You want to make sure you take it exactly as directed and not just when you are experiencing pain.

    The goal is to have a steady blood stream of anti-inflammatories in your system. In addition you want to include daily stretching and rolling of the foot and calves at the end of the day for 10 minutes every day for at least 1 week. Stand or roll your foot on a golf ball or tennis ball. Roll your calves on a tennis ball or foam roller. Ensure that you are not doing excessive walking, running or jumping. If you do not feel relief after doing this for 1 week then I suggest you see a Podiatrist.

    I hope this helps!

    Dr. Emily Splichal
    Please be advised: we do not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.
    By law, we cannot give specific medical advice over the Internet.

  2. Foot-com

    My podiatrist told me that doing exercise on the foot while you are having this pain is not a good choice. You need to ask yourself if you have had this pain always, or what is different now that you do that you were not essentially doing before. Then, you need to decide to rest your feet in order for them to get better. My podiatrist gave me a pain cream and some lidocane as well. It truly helps and resting the feet is a must. I know no two people are alike but exercising them will make your pain worse…especially if it is arch pain. I am there. Did what the doc told me and my pain is from a 10+ to a two. Good luck with this.

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