Constant pain in side arch of foot?

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Constant pain in side arch of foot?

Nov 2017 13 20:24

Post by shadow » Mon, 13th Nov 2017, 8:24pm

Post by shadow by shadow Nov 2017 13 20:24

Any doctors in the house.?

Yes, I should have gone to my GP before anyone says it!

I have had this sharp pain in the side and under arch of my right foot for a few months now. For a while it will go and then come back out of no where. It’s strange, as I can go to the gym and run on it with no pain. Best described as a throbbing, sharp pain that comes and goes. Gets worse with certain footwear for long periods, like my steel cap footwear.

Anyone had it or any ideas?!
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Re: Constant pain in side arch of foot?

Nov 2017 13 20:42

Post by Ben75 » Mon, 13th Nov 2017, 8:42pm

Post by Ben75 by Ben75 Nov 2017 13 20:42

Possible plantar fasciitis, I only suggest this as you mention running. Potentially 3-18 months before you see any improvements I’m afraid.
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Re: Constant pain in side arch of foot?

Nov 2017 13 21:01

Post by Taz » Mon, 13th Nov 2017, 9:01pm

Post by Taz by Taz Nov 2017 13 21:01

Plantar Fasciitis. www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/tc/plantar- ... c-overview

I have it and it can be bad, some times I can go months with no pain, other times it can be daily. Currently *touch wood* it's been ok recently.

I found that Ibuleive rubbed in first thing, and before bed helped, and during the day (especially when I first started getting the pain and diagnosed) if possible wear a pair of comfortable trainers and change into boots where necessary (Nike Air trainers were good but not cheap). You can also buy a foot massager (JML I think) which was about a tenner I think, and I just sat on the sofa on the evening and put my foot on it for a few minutes on/off.

Long term with regards to work - get a pair of comfortable and decent boots, but use the Scholl active gel inserts (for work) as it really helps to cushion your foot. I find I have to replace my inserts every 3 months or so as the heels start falling apart on them.

I was basically told there isn't a huge amount they can do unless it becomes really debilitating, but then that requires surgery etc.

As I said, I don't currently have a lot of pain with mine, but if I have 2 or 3 days solid of being on my feet (summer holidays weren't great this year), then it does start to ache a bit. You do tend to pick up on the signs though, so start to manage it a bit.

This is of course if that is the same problem you have...

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Re: Constant pain in side arch of foot?

Nov 2017 14 06:52

Post by shadow » Tue, 14th Nov 2017, 6:52am

Post by shadow by shadow Nov 2017 14 06:52

Thanks guys, this looks to be exactly what it is.

I will not be walking barefoot around the house on hard wooden floor surfaces- slippers are on from now on!

I will look into in-soles for my work footwear and a trip to the chemist for some pain relieve.
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Re: Constant pain in side arch of foot?

Nov 2017 14 08:36

Post by JohnE875 » Tue, 14th Nov 2017, 8:36am

Post by JohnE875 by JohnE875 Nov 2017 14 08:36

Painful, I know cos I suffer with it. Plenty of insoles you can buy which really help. Never buy cheap shoes again. I only wear Autonic Gel shoes at about£130 pair and Doc Martin shoes for work and have found that Skechers trainers and Go Walk casuals are like wearing clouds.
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Re: Constant pain in side arch of foot?

Nov 2017 14 08:44

Post by NGJOBS » Tue, 14th Nov 2017, 8:44am

Post by NGJOBS by NGJOBS Nov 2017 14 08:44

Does sound like plantar fasciitis. As others have mentioned comfortable, supporting footwear a must.
I have had limited success with ice packs and rolling a tennis ball along the underside of my foot. Also it may be worth doing calf stretch exercises in case this is pulling on the foot

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Re: Constant pain in side arch of foot?

Nov 2017 14 09:13

Post by 077bluerover » Tue, 14th Nov 2017, 9:13am

Post by 077bluerover by 077bluerover Nov 2017 14 09:13

Sounds like you have got it , I’ve had it in both feet, still say it’s the gym that brought it on over doing it. So just take it easy in the gym. I’ve had steroid injection in both feet, it’s not a quick fix tuck over 6 months before pain had gone. Don’t wear flat shoes or trainers to long or it will come back , I all ways buy Nike Air now they keep it at bay. Just remember it never goes 100% .

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Re: Constant pain in side arch of foot?

Nov 2017 14 09:46

Post by steph » Tue, 14th Nov 2017, 9:46am

Post by steph by steph Nov 2017 14 09:46

I've had it since i was a kid. Plenty of stretches and supportive footwear but it's a soft tissue injury and will be very difficult to heal. You need to strengthen your calves as well as doing some exercises with the foot. Stand with your heel just over the edge of a step and push down gently one at a time. Also try scrunching up a piece of paper with your toes. Freeze a can of pop and roll it under your foot for a long as you can bare. Also give the area as hard a massage as you can with both thumbs a couple times a day, I make my husband do mine because he does it harder!

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Re: Constant pain in side arch of foot?

Nov 2017 14 09:47

Post by Lucastone1 » Tue, 14th Nov 2017, 9:47am

Post by Lucastone1 by Lucastone1 Nov 2017 14 09:47

Had it myself in one foot. I echo everything that has been said. Probably what started mine off was cheap sandals in the summer. No arch support. Lasted about 6 months. The only relief i got was a pain killing injection at the docs. I kid you not it lasted 15 mins and for every minute was beautiful. It just simply went away on it's own.

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Re: Constant pain in side arch of foot?

Nov 2017 14 11:19

Post by Nail » Tue, 14th Nov 2017, 11:19am

Post by Nail by Nail Nov 2017 14 11:19

To treat plantar fasciatis look at minimalist shoes.

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