Skip to content

    Announcements

    Exciting News for WebMD Members!

    We've been busy behind the scenes building new message boards for you. You'll have new and easier ways to find messages, connect with others, and share your stories.

    And, this will all be available on your smartphone or other mobile device!

    What Do You Need to Do?

    The message board you're used to will be closing in the coming weeks. While many of your boards will be making the move to our new home, your posts will not. Want to keep a discussion going? Save posts you want to continue (this includes your member profile story), so that you can re-post them in the new message boards.

    Keep an eye here and on your email inbox, we'll be back in touch soon to give you all the information you need!


    Yours in health,
    WebMD Message Boards Management

    sore foot arch
    avatar
    justmejust posted:
    Does anyone know what exercise is helpful for foot arch pain? I started using ice, tennis ball, stretching, elevating. The pain is mild to moderate. It hurts a little when I sit or stand.

    I bought new tennis shoes for better support.

    Laura
    Laura

    Baby steps, to a healthy lifestyle change. When you change your thoughts you will then change your weight. Getting healthy is about progress, not perfection.
    Reply
     
    avatar
    mardee responded:
    Try heat to loosen it up.
    Also, when you are sitting down, lift your foot and write the ABCs is the air with your foot. Make sure you bend at the ankle and use your toe as "the tip of the pen". It will give your whole foot a work out.
    It will help with blood flow.
    Mardee
    CW 191 - SW 200 - GW 125

    Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.
    - Japanese Proverb
     
    avatar
    justmejust replied to mardee's response:
    Thanks Mardee! I tried both today. The heat was uncomfortable, but ice felt good. The pointing toe and writing alphabet in air felt good on my arch and foot.

    Laura
    Laura

    Baby steps, to a healthy lifestyle change. When you change your thoughts you will then change your weight. Getting healthy is about progress, not perfection.
     
    avatar
    totallywiggedout replied to justmejust's response:
    Laura, when I get arch pain, I do some simple stretches... along the lines of Mardee's suggestion.
    The ones that help me the most are standing on the very edge of a stair step, balancing weight mostly on toes, slowly lower your heels , then raise back up to "tippy toes" . This stretches the tendons and muscles along your archline and strengthen the arch to help support you better and keep from these sorts of injuries and pains.

    Running and aerobics are notoriously bad on your feet. Do some foot stretches like Mardees and these stair ones before you run or workout to help ready your feet for the pounding you are gonna give them.

    huggs
    k
    Kim SW 252 CW 177 GW 135

    If hunger is not the problem, then eating is not the solution.---author anonymous

    If you are going through Hell,keep going.-- Winston Churchill








     
    avatar
    justmejust replied to totallywiggedout's response:
    Thanks Kim! I just did three of the stair foot stretches you recommended. Yay! Felt great. Hope pain stays away more and more. Love my workouts, but will not add more until pain resolves. Shoe store said my arches have fallen some. Does this just happen over time as store said, or did I do something to cause it?
    Laura

    Baby steps, to a healthy lifestyle change. When you change your thoughts you will then change your weight. Getting healthy is about progress, not perfection.


    Spotlight: Member Stories

    Hi, I am a mom of three beautiful "grown-up" children, I have landed here on this page because I have to get a grip on my weight. I have gai...More

    Helpful Tips

    Don't wait until Thanksgiving or Christmas to buy a Turkey....
    I find it so much easier to munch on Turkey which is full of protien to hold your hunger. I buy a Turkey once a month. Just Turkey, no ... More
    Was this Helpful?
    3 of 3 found this helpful

    Related Drug Reviews

    • Drug Name User Reviews

    Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

    FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.