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Pulled a muscle in my foot?

So I was walking on the treadmill last week for 2 miles, and then took like a half hour break and then walked/jogged another mile( which was a bad idea bcause my right leg was in peg, like I had pulled a muscle).. I had the leg pain for about 3 days but it went away, and then while my leg still hurt, my left foot started to have the same pain. I still have the pain in my foot and it hurts really bad when I walk. The pain is on the front part of the foot, a few inches underneath my big toe and on the side of my foot. Could I have pulled a muscle in my foot? I have never had this pain before and it makes me angry because I just started walking and I want to walk everyday but walking really bothers my foot. Does anyone know what could be the reason taht it hurts? What I could do to lessen the pain? I will try Aleve tonight, since Aleve helped the other pain. It could have been that I jogged on the treadmill and I don't usually jog, so new activity aggravated it? I dont know.
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351246 tn?1379682132
MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL
Hi!
Starting exercising at a fast pace or overdoing it can cause muscle aches and pains. You need to slow down the pace of exercising. As of now you need to apply ice, rest the sore foot, and take a pain killer like Aleve that you are planning. Also, if your walking shoes are not right for you then this will also cause frictional injury and pain.  So see if you need to give extra padding or change your foot wear.
Since, a confirmed diagnosis is not possible on net, please consult your doctor regarding this once to check whether it is a muscle strain or frictional injury or or something more. Take care!

The medical advice given should not be considered a substitute for medical care provided by a doctor who can examine you. The advice may not be completely correct for you as the doctor cannot examine you and does not know your complete medical history. Hence this reply to your post should only be considered as a guiding line and you must consult your doctor at the earliest for your medical problem.
1326416 tn?1370927001
The doctor gives great advice, as usual. The only thing i think is also important to mention is the need to "warm up" before starting exercising. Warming up to me would be to make sure I stretch the muscles that I'll be targeting during my workout. Proper stretching can prevent  many muscle pulls, as well as a lot of aches and pains post workout. It won't cure all aches and pains, etc., but it will certainly not hurt you to do so!  take care.
                                      shinty
351246 tn?1379682132
MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL
Yes Shinty, fully agree--adequate warm up before and cool down after the exercise is very important.
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I actually went to the foot doctor yesterday and he said it looked like metatarsaglia? Because of the brain of the foot and y tennis
Shoes bending a certain way doesn't have enough cushion for me
Feet so he Gave me inserts for my shoes which really do make a difference and told me to take Aleve which I have to buy today. I am really glad I went because he said my problem is very common and he was actually going to do a surgery on someone who got it but theirs got worse. And I'm glad I went when I did.
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The bend of the foot. Not the brain. Sorry I'm on my phone. And it's
Driving me crazy.
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