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airehead
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PostPosted: 01/21/03 - 12:04    Post subject: Foot pain
Since I've probably posted this in the wrong section, I'll lose my "member"status and become a "newbie" again.


Here's my problem: The only shoes I can wear comfortably are my newest running shoes. Even in my older pair of running shoes my feet hurt. When should I consider going to the doctor? My feet don't hurt while running. Just walking and sitting and wearing any other shoe I own. Even slippers.


Mainly my feet hurt right below my big toe where it joins my foot. And the ball of my foot directly behind my big toe. When I put on shoes, the arch
starts to hurt and sometimes the outside. None of this happens in my running shoes. (Bought them in Oct)

(I refuse to wear my running shoes for anything but running, but the pain
got so bad I wore them to the mall--and no pain!)

I wear high heels maybe once every few months.

Is this something so obvious only an idiot would miss it? If so, be kind!
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PostPosted: 01/21/03 - 13:30    Post subject:
You should probably see your doctor. Here's a foot injury link from CR you may want to go to for advice too:

http://www.coolrunning.com/engine/2/2_5/191.shtml

Maybe you should buy the same shoes you run in for walking? That's kind of strange. Your walking shoes sound as if they aren't fitting your feet well. Good luck.
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PostPosted: 01/21/03 - 13:37    Post subject:
shelee wrote:
You should probably see your doctor. Here's a foot injury link from CR you may want to go to for advice too:

http://www.coolrunning.com/engine/2/2_5/191.shtml

Maybe you should buy the same shoes you run in for walking? That's kind of strange. Your walking shoes sound as if they aren't fitting your feet well. Good luck.


Thanks for the link~I think it might be the sesamoids. (None of my shoe are
fitting well. Weird because they fit fine a month ago and there has been no increase/change in my training.)
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PostPosted: 01/21/03 - 14:09    Post subject: Re: Foot pain
airehead wrote:
Since I've probably posted this in the wrong section, I'll lose my "member"status and become a "newbie" again.


Here's my problem: The only shoes I can wear comfortably are my newest running shoes. Even in my older pair of running shoes my feet hurt. When should I consider going to the doctor? My feet don't hurt while running. Just walking and sitting and wearing any other shoe I own. Even slippers.


Mainly my feet hurt right below my big toe where it joins my foot. And the ball of my foot directly behind my big toe. When I put on shoes, the arch
starts to hurt and sometimes the outside. None of this happens in my running shoes. (Bought them in Oct)

(I refuse to wear my running shoes for anything but running, but the pain
got so bad I wore them to the mall--and no pain!)

I wear high heels maybe once every few months.

Is this something so obvious only an idiot would miss it? If so, be kind!


Well here is my guess. Either Metatarsalgia (Chronic pain in the ball of the foot) or a stress fracture. Both are considered overuse injuries and stress fractures can be the source of Metatarsalgia. Metatarsalgia is caused by:

Narrow, high-arched feet
Overuse, such as excessive running, walking or standing
Stress fractures
Tight Achilles tendons
Pinched nerves

My thoughts on this are based on the symptoms you described and on the fact that you don't experience the pain when you are wearing your new running shoes which provide good arch support and would therefore reduce the stress on the injuried painful areas. It follows that wearing a shoe without the added arch support would result in the kind of pain you are experiencing. It's very common with stress fractures that the pain subsides or goes completely way during running, but returns after the activity ceases.

Of course as always, my advice is no substitute for professional health care and you should always consult your health care professional to receive appropriate treatment for your condition. Mr. Green Seriously I think you should see a podiatrist as soon as you can manage it as foot injuries not only tend worsen if left untreated, but can also lead to related problems with knees, ankles and other joints. Also it sounds like you are experiencing some pretty significant discomfort.
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PostPosted: 01/21/03 - 14:41    Post subject: Re: Foot pain
copdotcom1 wrote:

Narrow, high-arched feet
Overuse, such as excessive running, walking or standing
Stress fractures
Tight Achilles tendons
Pinched nerves




This makes a lot of sense. I think you're right. It's off to the doc I go.
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PostPosted: 01/23/09 - 03:30    Post subject:
The obvious answer would be to wear your running shoes all the time and run to wherever you need to go, lol. JK. You probably should go see a doctor about it. It will eventually hurt to the point where you won't be able to run anymore, then you'll regret it.

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