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#53025 - 04/01/10 04:23 PM oooooo me aching feet!
Lee J Offline
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Registered: 12/11/09
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I start my training program this week in preperation for my C2C walk in June. Now I havn't walked any great distance for 6 months or so. So, on New Years Day me and the missus set off walking to a neighbouring village approx 5 miles away for a beer and then a walk back. However, after approx 1/2 mile of mainly river bank walking (grass, bit of snow, frozen earth) I noticed a dull ache in the arch of my right foot. It satyed all the way there. It was inbetween the heel and ball of my right foot.

I hope this is just because my feet are out of shape for long walks due to the lay off and not I have some sort of problem.

anyone shed any light on it?

#53026 - 04/01/10 04:43 PM Re: oooooo me aching feet! [Re: Lee J]
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What footwear did you have on? It may only that your feet were having to get used to the boots if you haven't used them for a while. As you noticed the "problem" after only 1/2 mile I wouldn't think that it is a big problem but if it continues it may be worthwhile taking your boots down to a quality walking/outdoor shop e.g. Cotswolds and asking their view. Alternatively there may be someone with better knowledge on here.
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#53031 - 04/01/10 07:18 PM Re: oooooo me aching feet! [Re: Harland]
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If this continues you can try using proper walking insoles. They can be quite effective. Try a cheapish pair first. If they appear to do the trick try Superfeet from a specialist walking shop that will heat them and mould them to your feet. (Fishers in Keswick certainly offer this option)

#53064 - 05/01/10 05:44 PM Re: oooooo me aching feet! [Re: slowcoach]
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That part of your foot is the Plantar Fascia and any strain along it results in Plantar Fasciitis, or inflamation of the fibrous tissue forming the foot plantar between the heel and forefoot.
I had a really bad dose of this which took months to overcome after going for a fast run on a mile long stretch of icy road. During icy/slippery underfoot conditions, whether consciously or subconsciously, you tense up the sole of your feet which can cause this strain. If only mild it quickly resolves itself, but as mentioned could also be a sign that some arch support is needed.


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