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I read a blurb in a magazine last night and am wondering if that's what I'm feeling. My arches hurt when I do step class or after a hard run. NEver biking, though. I've been blaming my shoes but it's consistent regardless of which shoes I wear!<br>
Now, I'm sitting here but I can feel almost like a dull ache in one of my arches. Not painful but just a bit sore when I stretch out my foot.<br><br>
Any experiences w/this? The article said to stretch out your arches 3 sets of 10 reps/day. Maybe that will make a real difference before ???<br><br>
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PF sucks-sucks-sucks-so I hope it is not that! Does it hurt towards the back of the arch-meaning towards your heel (front of your heel)? Does that make sense? I had it for over a year-got it while training for my first marathon-it was pure agony.<br>
The things that helped me:<br>
1. ice-get those small dixie cups-put water in them-put them in the freezer-peel away the paper and use the ice to massage the arch/heel by rolling it back and forth on a towel on the floor-heavenly! Also doing this with a golf ball feels great.<br>
2. orthotics-helped me anyway-because mine was due to really bad pronation that a motion control shoe did not help.<br>
3. one of those night splints-you sleep with this-I think this really helped the healing process. Let me know if you know what I am talking about-I will search for a link if you have never heard of these-basically it keeps your foot at a 90 with your shin so that you keep it stretched all night long.<br><br>
Does it hurt the worst the first in the morning?
 

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it does suck.<br><br>
I had great success with chiropractic stuff...my chiro adjusts my feet, toes and legs. he also said to roll your foot over a golf ball whenever you can, sitting around, and it feels really good to stretch it out.<br><br>
hope you feel better soon!
 

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Thanks a bunch you guys. I like the ice cup routine. If I use a golf ball (millions of those in my basement), just over a sock?<br><br>
For me, it feels like the middle of my arch.<br><br>
I'll google the night-splint idea--thanks.<br><br>
And, were you ever bothered by biking? That's perfectly easy still for me. I'm actually wearing high arch shoes (I think) by Adidas so unless I'm freakishly high arched, I don't think it's just that.
 

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Ouch that sucks! I think I had a mild case last summer. Rest, ice and stretching a lot seemed to help, but I felt it much more in my heel than in my arches. I love that dixie cup of ice idea though! I'll have to remember that.
 
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