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Old 01-21-2015, 07:52 AM
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Default Anyone suffer from metatarsalgia?

As part of my regimen for weight loss and getting in shape, I started walking last May. I am up to almost 4 miles at a brisk pace(3.8-3.9 MPH)every other day, and over the last couple of months I've started to notice a pain in the ball of my left foot. Went to the doctor, and he diagnosed metatarsalgia, AKA stone bruise. Damn, it hurts. I have been doing my best to ignore the pain and walk my way through it...I take an OTC pain reliever when it gets really bad, and that helps. I just bought a new pair of walking shoes, so hopefully that will help it as well.
Anyone else here have this problem? If so, what has worked best for you? Orthotics? Or just deal with it?
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