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As part of a weight loss program I have started walking

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As part of a weight loss program I have started walking several miles a day. I now have pain in the inside arch of each of my feet radiating down to my big toe which hurts when I walk. What have I done? How can I treat it and should I keep waloking or
rest?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Orthopedics
Expert:  Dr. Rick, MD replied 2 years ago.
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It sounds like you might have plantar fasciitis. The good news? You might be able to take care of this without having to go see a doctor.
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I haven't left a rating as the answer did not relate to the symptoms I described and the reply had no substance save for a link to another site. I do not have any heel pain at all therefore this 'diagnosis' is invalid.
Expert:  drn.iqtidar replied 2 years ago.
Hi I am dr.Iqtidar another expert here. From your symptoms it seems like you have what we know as "Tarsal tunnel syndrome" or TTS which is due to a trapped nerve. You might have strained your ankle which may have caused it or you may have an underlying medical cause such as osteoarthritis. In this condition the tibial nerve gets trapped causing pain typically occurring in the pattern you have described that it starts from the medial ankle or inner arch and radiates to the big toe.
The only self remedies are wearing wide footwear or insoles that support the arch of the foot. Sometimes this alone brings relief. NSAIDs are usually given such as diclofenac sodium. Later on steroid injections can be tried if pain is still not relieved after months of treatment or pain is too severe. Surgery is needed in limited cases. It would be best to see a doctor to get the diagnosis confirmed and to get further treatment if needed.
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