/ Pain the arch of my foot
Are shoe shops likely to be able to suggest what might be best for it, or should I add myself to a waiting list to see a podiatrist? Anyone else had this? Maybe a new pair of shoes with more arch support?
Best to get things checked if they bother you enough to ask anonymous people on the internet.
I've had Plantar Fasciitis. It can be a bugger to get rid of, as every time you flex your foot the injury is put under strain. Taking the strain off the injury by simple taping definitely helps it to heal. Strapall zinc oxide tape 2cm (try ebay) two legnths crossed over and one straight legnthways under the base of the foot. Change it regularly. A physio will advise you, if you want to go down that route. My condition was quite bad, but eventually responded (like magic) to a cortisone injection in the heel. Which wasn't as bad as it sounds.
Just out of interest, you can get a night splint which keeps the foot flexed back overnight while you (try to) sleep. It allows the injury to begin to heal with the ligament in the elongated position. They cost about £45, however, if you can keep it on overnight you're a better man than I am.
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