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Pain caused by extremely high arches
9/21 15:07:35


I am a runner training for the NYCM. I have been running for almost 10 years and my largest distance so far has been 24k. I have very high arches and wear cushioning shoes as recommended for my foot type. However, I have been experiencing excruciating pain in the middle-top section of the third and fourth toes (counting from the thumb) of my left foot.  What would you recommend?

Thank you

Hi Yaz,

I would see a Podiatrist since you are a long distance runner.  You may have a condition known as Morton's neuroma or there could be some bone abnormality.  I would recommend an x-ray.  I would also consider custom arch supports/orthotic devices and possibly physical therapy.


Marc Katz, DPM
Tampa, FL
Advanced Podiatry

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