Severe pain on bottom of foot

I am a 50 year old male, I am recovering from another surgery unrelated to my foot. I have not been very active for the past week. I do some light walking every day. However, I have developed a very sharp and severe pain on the bottom of my right foot. From the heel to the ball of my foot.
There is no pain until I apply pressure to my foot and then it is almost unbearable to stand or walk. Any suggestions as to what would cause such pain? Thank you.

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  1. Foot-com

    Hello and thank you for your question.

    Inactivity can cause tightness to the tissue and muscles in the bottom of the feet which when stretched can cause pain. I would start by rolling the bottom of your feet on a golf ball or frozen water bottle 5 minutes twice a day followed by 5 minutes of calf stretching.

    In addition you can do a course of anti-inflammatories such as Advil or Aleve. If your pain persists after doing this consistently for 1 week then I would recommend seeing a Podiatrist for further evaluation.

    I hope this helps.

    Dr. Emily Splichal
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