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Pulled muscle in the foot? (foot pain please help)

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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?
 

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I've had it, and for me, it happened to be an injured tendon. I never had to have surgery, so it wasn't actually torn, but it was pulled or strained or something.

Definitely go to a doctor.
 

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Originally Posted by 2Scoops
sounds like plantar fascitis
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plantar_fascitis


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Soak your foot in some cold water and massage the bottom of your foot. I'd see a doctor if it continues. I have Plantar Fasciitis, it runs in the family. Best thing to do, is stretch out your foot and wear inserts in your shoes. High arch supports work for me.
 

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+2 of plantar
 

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Roll the sore part over a tennis ball and get arch supports. Some people need orthotics.
 

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Originally Posted by thekunk07
+2 of plantar

Originally Posted by why
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Roll the sore part over a tennis ball and get arch supports. Some people need orthotics.


Warm water/epsom salt soaks in the morning to get loosened up and icing in the evening to calm it down. You MUST stretch your calves - it seems unrelated, but stretching out your calves takes the strain off the bottom of your foot.
 

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Thanks everyone very much. I really appreciate your advice. I'm stretching out the calves, and went to a Spa this morning to have it worked on by quite the impressive young lady.
 

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Originally Posted by why
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Roll the sore part over a tennis ball and get arch supports. Some people need orthotics.


a golf ball may be more effective, but you have to be careful not to irritate it more.
 

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Sorry pal, that really sucks. Pick up some tiger balm from the pharmacy or health food store. Do you know how you pulled it? or is one of those body-is-getting-older-mystery-injuries?
 

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I was walking around in very flat shoes for long distances.
 

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Don't mess around with your dogs.
Go see a doc (podiatrist) asap.
 

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Originally Posted by SField
I was walking around in very flat shoes for long distances.

Originally Posted by Hard2Fit
Don't mess around with your dogs.
Go see a doc (podiatrist) asap.


If it was from just walking around, I would definitely agree with hard2fit and see a podiatrist. My friend has bad feet and I feel for him as he's in pain regularly. He let it go on for a long time before he saw the doc and now I feel the damage is permanent.
 

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Plantar Fascitis. (spelling?)

I have it as well. I have a high flexible arch. With the exception of my dress shoes which are designed specifically for this malady, I wear over the counter inserts in all of my footwear.

If you need some reccomendations on the best inserts, give a holler. Don't waste your time with the Dr. Scholl's garbage - waste of time and $.

If you have the means, see a podiatrist. This issue usually doesn't just go away. It'll be with you to some degree for the rest of your life. If you wear the right shoes/ and inserts it's a non issue.
 

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