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High arches causing foot and ankle pain.....

(9 Posts)
Indecisivejo Sun 18-Oct-15 17:00:24

Are there any insoles or something to help with this problem? Wore some new boots today, slight heel nothing major and I was in agony! I have a high arch which aches a lot and because the pressure is on ball of my foot and my heel due to the high arch these are also sore. My ankle aches too sad
Any suggestions? Just paid £100 for my boots sad

carrie74 Sun 18-Oct-15 17:32:01

I'd be interested to hear people's solutions. My physiology recommended old trainer (proper running trainers) insoles, which does help me a bit, but my feet are still upset about coming out of the summer birkies!

MotiSen Sun 18-Oct-15 17:38:58

Oh dear. Dr. Scholls makes insoles for that. Also, tight calf muscles cause the pain in the arch. Try standing with toes on edge of stair and let heels drop. Done daily, this stretches the calf muscle and relieves the pain in the arch. Or, at least for me it does.

Best wishes with the boots!

Indecisivejo Sun 18-Oct-15 17:45:44

Thank you, I will take a look at those smile

Indecisivejo Sun 18-Oct-15 17:49:40

Oooh they sound good!

balletgirlmum Sun 18-Oct-15 17:51:16

Motisen - dd has to do that stair excercise to help with her balket as she has high arches & tight Achilles.

MotiSen Mon 19-Oct-15 15:12:41

balletgirlmum - yes, it helps a lot - and for a dancer, definitely would not want arch pain. Otherwise ... entrechat ...ouch ... entrechat ... ouch.

hugoagogo Mon 19-Oct-15 18:13:09

You might be able to get referred to a podiatrist at your local hospital.- I have the opposite problem and have custom made insoles.

MamaLazarou Mon 19-Oct-15 18:30:55

Orthotics from Boots (appropriately enough grin )

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