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Runner, Flat Feet, and Maybe PF??

Posted by Albert Adatto on 5/10/01 at hrmin (047314)

Hello,

I am a triathlete and runner training for marathon distance races. I developed pain in my feet in late november and I have stretched and iced a lot. the pain I have is dead center in the bottom of my foot, not my heel which is why I am not sure I have pf. I went to my family doctor and she said I didn't have a heel spur and I have nothing to worry about but I am still in pain. I read some good things about the PowerStep insoles and was wondering how they would do for a runner with very flat feet. Should I consider another type of insole and since my pain is in the center of my foot is this considered pf or something else???

Thank you very much for your help and your time in answering these post's.

Albert Adatto

Re: Runner, Flat Feet, and Maybe PF??

Barb-NY on 5/10/01 at 10:55 (047335)

I also have pain in the middle of my arches, not in my heels, and I have PF, along with other foot tendonitises. If you have pain, there is something to worry about. How can your doctor tell you otherwise. Pain is the body's way of telling you that something is wrong. It could be any number of different conditions or diseases.

Please go to a specialist asap...a Podiatrist, Othopedist, Foot and Ankle specialist, etc. They should be able to correctly analyse and diagnose your condition. And please stop running. Running through the pain will only make things worse and increase your recovery time. Read the Heal Pain book on this web site.

Re: Runner, Flat Feet, and Maybe PF??

Barb-NY on 5/10/01 at 10:55 (047335)

I also have pain in the middle of my arches, not in my heels, and I have PF, along with other foot tendonitises. If you have pain, there is something to worry about. How can your doctor tell you otherwise. Pain is the body's way of telling you that something is wrong. It could be any number of different conditions or diseases.

Please go to a specialist asap...a Podiatrist, Othopedist, Foot and Ankle specialist, etc. They should be able to correctly analyse and diagnose your condition. And please stop running. Running through the pain will only make things worse and increase your recovery time. Read the Heal Pain book on this web site.