Very bad foot pain

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  1. Casino

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    On Wednesday I went to this shoe store to get new running shoes. They did a test where they find out what kind of arch I have and how my feet hit the ground. THey found that my right foot collapses in. They fitted me with shoes and inserts and they felt fine at the store. Next day I went for a 2 mile run and it felt fine during the run, but right after my right food killed. I took the shoes off and put on my old pair but the pain lasted all day. It mainly hurts around my arch, but also hurts around the joints to my toes and my ankle. It hurts so much it keeps me up at night and it's a pain to walk. I returned the inserts and I got special custom inserts that are molded to my feet and they feel a lot better, but I still have the bad pain. Anyone know what it is and how I can get rid of it?
     
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    Could be a sprain? Any swelling/bruising? Did you twist your ankle at all at any point?

    If it keeps up, best to go see a doc.
     
  3. Casino

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    I didn't sprain it and I don't see any swelling or bruising. I think the shoes before had too much support for my arch in my right foot. What kind of problems would that cause?
     
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    It's probably from holding your arch up, it is a given that you will have pain until you get used to them.
     
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    I figured that it would take time to get used to them, but the pain it is causing seems a little excessive.
     
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    It may just be overuse/soreness then. As long as there's no swellilng, try a heating pad/foot soak and some ibuprofen.
     
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    i was told to ease into them. one or two hours initially of walking per day working your way up.
     
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    You shouldn't have to ease into your running shoes, if the shoes aren't right for you when you first try running with them then they aren't right for you. I imagine this should apply to inserts as well. On the other hand, did you just pick up running? Could be your form or you need to build up to the stresses of running.
     
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    A little something to help with the pain that I learned from my ortho:

    Get your typical 20oz plastic water bottle and drain a little bit of water out of it. Freeze the fucker. Then place it on the floor and gently roll your foot along it. Gradually increase the pressure to your comfort level. I had plantar fasciitis and this helped with the pain immensely.
     
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