severe pain on inside of foot

Hello. I am 20 yrs old and work at a fast food restaurant. After about 5 hrs on my feet, my feet start killing me. Seriously, I can barely take it. I want to just curl up in a ball. When I was younger, a dr said I had a falling arch and a protruding bone on the side of my foot. It was supposed to go away by the time I was 13, according to the dr. My left side is way worse than the right and it is even sensitive to the touch after working. It gave me problems in HS as I was a cheerleader but never got it looked at again. I’m sure every fast food worker’s feet hurt, but the bone that pokes out is what gives me the most problems. I would love some insight. Should I make an appt with a podiatrist? I don’t want to seem like a baby, but I can barely take 8 hr shifts. I’m too young for these foot probs!!! Lol


In pain!

One Response

  1. Foot-com

    Hello and thank you for your question. Sounds like you have what’s called an accessory navicular – which is often associated with flat feet. This can cause a lot of pain to the soft tissue on the bottom of the foot – but also directly on that bone where it hits your shoe. I recommend you seeing a Podiatrist who will most likely recommend orthotics to help support your arches and this bone. Over the counter inserts will probably not be sufficient in your case – but they woud make you more comfortable until you can get to a Podiatrist. Good luck!

    Dr. Emily Splichal
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