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Pain in the arch of foot - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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Doctor :   hello
User :   hey
Doctor :  
how can i help u?
User :   I'm having intense pain in the arch of my left foot. I've been running a lot, and I do have shin splints... which means I didn't do something right. or did too much of something
User :   any ideas/suggestions? I'm a college student living in a dorm with no access to ice
Doctor :  
Doctor :  
whats ur age?
User :   23
Doctor :  
how many kilometers u run per dy?
Doctor :  
User :   anywhere from 3-10 miles
User :   depends on hte day
User :   I'm training for a half marathon
Doctor :  
where do u jog?
User :   on a track at school
Doctor :  
Doctor :  
from how many days u are having this problem?
User :   started yesterday. I tried to run through it... and made it worse
Doctor :  
it must be because of the strain
Doctor :  
u need rest
Doctor :  
and are u taking any pain killer?
User :   ...I'm training for a half marathon
User :   no... I havent been
User :   I hate taking drugs
Doctor :  
yes i can understand
Doctor :  
u dont wanna take drugs but u still wanna run without taking rest
Doctor :  
how is it possible?
Doctor :  
when is ur marathon>?

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