I love the East Coast; my feet do not.
May 25, 2011 4:17 PM Subscribe
When will my feet toughen up and stop hurting?
posted by backwards compatible to health & fitness (12 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I just moved to the East Coast, where I am now walking about a mile to work every day. I am in fairly good shape, and used to walk on a treadmill for exercise, but walking so much on pavement is a new experience for me. My feet are killing me! I have been here a month at this point, and they only seem to be getting worse. I also should mention that I have pretty much the worst feet ever - no arch at all, metatarsalgia, and arthritis in my big toe, just to put the cherry on top.
So my question is, am I being a wimp? Is foot pain here a fact of life that I just have to deal with? Or do I need to get my feet checked out? I am wearing my best tennis shoes currently, flats and sandals didn't even come close to doing the job. I am looking into getting some Danskos this weekend, to see if that might help. However, I really am becoming concerned that I might actually be harming my feet, rather than strengthening them. Any thoughts?