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post #16 of 29
I'm in agony today after a week of mild foot pain in my left foot that seems like SField's. I'm going to a doc tomorrow, but in the interest of self-diagnosis, this is plantar fasciitis? Sources seem to imply that's mostly heel pain, and my heel feels OK, it's the meat/fore part of my foot that's killing. It ached all night and today I'm limping comically.
post #17 of 29
it's always plantar fascitis
post #18 of 29
You probably have some of your foot joints jammed up. You need to get everything moving again. Try walking barefoot on uneven surfaces and moving your foot and ankle through their full ranges of motion. Also, try pulling / twisiting/ moving around your toes - I find that doing this can sometimes free up the joints in the balls of my feet, which can be helpful with foot pain. You will probably get more help from a good physiotherapist or athletic therapist, rather than a doctor. If you can find a good osteopath, that might be helpful as well.
post #19 of 29
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Originally Posted by Working Stiff View Post
You probably have some of your foot joints jammed up. You need to get everything moving again. Try walking barefoot on uneven surfaces and moving your foot and ankle through their full ranges of motion. Also, try pulling / twisiting/ moving around your toes - I find that doing this can sometimes free up the joints in the balls of my feet, which can be helpful with foot pain. You will probably get more help from a good physiotherapist or athletic therapist, rather than a doctor. If you can find a good osteopath, that might be helpful as well.

Thanks for the advice. HMO=go see pcp first. I've tried some of the rom movements (learned in yoga class) and stuff, but I think if I tried to walk barefoot on an uneven surface right now I'd pass out.
post #20 of 29
Take those flat shoes and throw them away. Get orthotic inserts custom made, they're worth every penny. I was suffering from the same pain as you're describing (basically had to hobble off the treadmill) but after wearing the orthotics for a few months, I'm good as new.
post #21 of 29
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Originally Posted by SField View Post

I have a very painful right foot.


When I walk on the right side of the foot (the outside edge), it's ok. When I walk on the heel of it, it's ok. But when I walk normally, there's a pretty sharp pain in the meatier part in the middle of my sole, a few inches from heel. What is this? It feels like a strained muscle or something. It's not just regular sore feet from walking a lot. Any experience with this?
I have the same thing right now.Been having it for about 9 days. I was playing soccer and out of no where I stepped and I heard a snap. Haven't gone to get it checked cuzz I'm 18 and can't afford it any help?
post #22 of 29
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Originally Posted by SField View Post

I have a very painful right foot.


When I walk on the right side of the foot (the outside edge), it's ok. When I walk on the heel of it, it's ok. But when I walk normally, there's a pretty sharp pain in the meatier part in the middle of my sole, a few inches from heel. What is this? It feels like a strained muscle or something. It's not just regular sore feet from walking a lot. Any experience with this?
I have the same thing right now.Been having it for about 9 days. I was playing soccer and out of no where I stepped and I heard a snap. Haven't gone to get it checked cuzz I'm 18 and can't afford it any help?
post #23 of 29
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Originally Posted by SField View Post

I have a very painful right foot.


When I walk on the right side of the foot (the outside edge), it's ok. When I walk on the heel of it, it's ok. But when I walk normally, there's a pretty sharp pain in the meatier part in the middle of my sole, a few inches from heel. What is this? It feels like a strained muscle or something. It's not just regular sore feet from walking a lot. Any experience with this?
I have the same thing right now.Been having it for about 9 days. I was playing soccer and out of no where I stepped and I heard a snap. Haven't gone to get it checked cuzz I'm 18 and can't afford it any help?
post #24 of 29
Go to a doctor. We are not medical specialists.
post #25 of 29
HOLY NECROPOST TRIPLE KILL
post #26 of 29

Listen, I have the exact same thing in the exact same place.  Went to doc - she said it's plantar faciitis - but she's dead WRONG!  Now that I've done the research I realize it must be a tendon or muscle.  Plantar faciitis is in the heel.  Treatment is different so be careful.  Also, don't do the barefoot stuff while you're injured.  Heal first and it's great for building the feet up.  I don't think injury should go barefoot although if you're like me - it feels best - at least walking around the house.  I'm seeing an orthopedic March 1st (that's the soonest I can get in) and a physical therapist ASAP.  What you describe is exactly how I would describe my right foot.  It aches when sitting and sleeping too.  Let me know if yours heels soon.  I am a triathlete and tennis player and I'm taking 4 weeks off training because I also have a gluteal strain (not related).  If it's a tendon or muscle 4 weeks should do it.  Swimming only.  Keep me posted.

post #27 of 29

p.s. heals soon, (not heels soon) - no pun intended there.  ha!

post #28 of 29
Aside from being a medical issue I changed shoes and found out it was my redwing shoes killing my feet.
Went back wearing rockports and nike 360(airmax) and now my feet are ok.
post #29 of 29

Could it be a plantar fascia tear instead of plantar fasciitis? 

Had all the symptoms you were facing.. 

 

Because I am having the same problem, the pain I get is in the arc of my foot (i have flat feet) and not on the heel. I have found that for me, the cause was actaully tight calves which i spastically ignored and keep on goin for intense exercise (interval training, sprints, etc) thinking that they would heal on their own. Now, its been almost 7 weeks out and i have healed only bout 70%. Foam rolling has worked wonders for me and has been the biggest part of helping me recover much. Of course I did other stuff like soaking in epsom salts, diligently doing calf exercises but still taking way too long to heal :( 

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