Ow, my foot hurts. A couple of days ago, I noticed a pain in the bottom of my right foot, along what Google tells me is the inner longitudinal arch- sort of right at the top of the arch and just below the ball of my foot. It hurts enough that walking or putting weight on either my whole foot or just that part of the foot hurts like the dickens. It feels weird and awkward in plantar flexion and painful in dorsiflexion.
I would normally assume it's a muscle strain or something equally minor, but I wasn't doing
anything when it started to hurt! I was sitting up in bed, reading, and I haven't done anything to strain it that I can think of- I haven't been exercising strenuously (or at all, actually) or walking any kind of distance in comfortable or uncomfortable shoes. I don't have a history of back or nerve pain or any kind of foot injury aside from being sore after walking a long distance in heels years and years ago.
So, uh, what might be wrong with my foot? Do I need to go to the doctor (or since I am not asking you for medical advice, did you go to the doctor if this happened to you and or what did the doctor say), or can I just take Advil and let it resolve itself? I don't have transverse myelitis
, do I?