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ball of my foot hurts

Discussion in 'Ask your questions here' started by Lynda Makria, Oct 1, 2020.

  1. Lynda Makria

    Lynda Makria New Member


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    Hi, I really appreciate anyone's help here.

    I never had problems with my feet until about a year ago. About a year ago, I bought new running shoes and the store person convinced me to spend $80 on insoles. I had never bought in soles before this. He gave me a custom fitting, all kinds of fancy equipment technology, etc.. I regret the whole thing.

    Ever since, which was over a year ago, I have had problems with the ball (and sometimes toes) of my right foot. The ball of my foot started hurting whenever I put the new Brooks Ghost with insole on. I stopped wearing it. I went back and got a custom fit again at the shoe store. I wore the Brooks Ghost with and without the insole and the same problems started again. I kept going back to my very old shoe and eventually the pain would go away. I returned the Brooks shoes and just stuck with my old show. But now my old shoe is just getting so old and I have to replace it.

    Last week, I tried buying Mizuna's (no insoles)- a shoe that has always worked well for me. I have somewhat high arches and so Mizuna shoe has always been good fit for my foot. I put it on/wore it a couple of times and the pain is back. What can I do?

    I am female, in my 50s, 5'3", healthy weight/120-125 lbs and active, but not a hardcore athlete. I will play tennis for an hour or two, hike for 2-4 hours, do 1 hour nike work outs, job 3 miles. I am do something 5 times a week. I have always used a running shoe for all these activities and never had problems.

    None of my other shoes (old ones) cause me pain. This only seems to happen with new sports shoes after I do something sporty.

    Any suggestions?
     
    Last edited: Oct 1, 2020
  2. Craig Payne

    Craig Payne Super Moderator

    Based on the limited descriptions, no idea what the pain is.
    Only advice is to get it diagnosed properly and go from there.
     
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