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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
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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.
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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
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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.
 
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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.

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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.


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