Pain in right foot under

Hi I am a runner and have been having problems with a pain in my right foot. It normally sets in after about 8-10 kms running, It occurs on the right foot under the second toe in the cushion area. The pain stretches down the foot from the below the toe to almost the arch area, in a line. It becomes so painful that I have to stop and walk. The pain will reduce and I am then able to run for some distance again, but then it re-appears. I have tried four different types of running shoes but still have the same problem. I do have a mortons type toe . Any suggestions.

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  1. Foot-com

    Hello and thank you for your question.

    Without looking at your foot it is difficult for me to say for certain, however it sounds like you may be having some plantar plate issues. The plantar plate is a ligament under each digit which creates joint stability. This ligament is an extension of the plantar fascia which can often explain why the pain radiates to the arch.

    If you have not seen a Podiatrist before I recommend having a full biomechanical exam as they will be able to determine if it’s your foot type, your running or your footwear. They may suggest orthotics to offload the front of the foot or the 2nd digit.

    I hope this helps!

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    Dr. Emily Splichal
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