Started to try and jog/run this week. Feet are killing me, where it even hurts to walk. What can I do?
Chad where specifically on your foot are you experiencing pain? You could try streching your foot and icing where the pain is. VAL
It could be a few different things chad, depending on where your feet are hurting. If it is mostly the sole/heel area, then it is probably plantar fasciitis. I ended up getting a different type of foot pain after I started running longer distances: posterior tibial tendinitis. My pain was mostly in my arch and up near the inside of my ankle. That is why I had to start going to physical therapy. :(
There are other causes of foot pain as well, so I'd say that if yours doesn't go away you might want to get it checked out by a dr.
In the meantime, if you're running, make sure you have proper running shoes - that will help so much! Most running stores will give you a free evaluation to see what the best type of shoe and/or insert you need.
To help relieve your pain, try RICE - rest, icing, compression (wrap it with an Ace bandage or something), and elevation. I also like to take ibuprofen when mine flares up.
Hope it's feeling better! It is not fun when you can't even walk without pain.
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