Pain that moves from the arch to the ball to the toes, sometimes it’s all at once.

I have pain in my left foot that will go from my arch to the ball of my foot to my third, fourth, and fifth toes. After I walk for a while the pain will be at the entire bottom side of my foot from the arch forward to the third, fourth, and fifth toes

It happens even if I walk a very short distance with or without shoes on, but the longer I walk the worse it gets.

Most of my shoes don’t have very good arch support if any at all.

A few years ago I tweaked my foot while working out and it has hurt on and off after that, but the pain has gotten worse recently.

I used to be able to walk a few miles before it would start to hurt. Now I’m lucky to walk a few hundred feet before it starts to hurt.

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  1. Foot-com

    Hello and thank you for your question.

    If you have not started integrating myofascial release to the foot and anti-inflammtories you can start here. I would recommend rolling the bottom of the foot on a golf ball, tennis ball or any other release product such as RAD Roller. In addition you can start to either ice the foot every night for 15 minutes or freeze a water bottle and roll your foot on the frozen water bottle.

    Try to wear supportive shoes and limit your walking. Do this every day for a good 1 week before seeing if there is any improvement. If you are not getting any relief then I would recommend seeing a Podiatrist who can better evaluate you in person.

    Good luck!

    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.

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