ETA: I don't suppose you got those shoes days or a few weeks before the pain started. That would be just too obvious.
My right foot has been KILLING me lately.
It's gotten progressively worse, but it's been bothering me steadily for about 2 months now. I have very supportive shoes and special foam insoles, and have never had pain this constant in my feet before. The pain is located on the bottom of my right foot in the center arch. It's like a dull pain, but it never goes away. At the end of a workday it's become almost unbearable to stand on it anymore. There's nothing that looks weird about it; no discoloration or anything abnormal looking.
Any advice? I'm really hoping to avoid a doctor visit if I at all can.
At home I'll wear flip flops or slip ons sometimes
Nope. The shoes I wear most often are ones I've had for about a year. I'm on my feet for the entire shift at one of my jobs, and it's incredibly painful afterwards.
how do your feet feel after you've been sleeping?
if you've been wearing them for a year at a job where you stand all day the shoes are overdue for replacement.
also, try not to wear the same shoes every day - have at least two pairs for work you can alternate. it's better for your feet and will extend the life of the shoes
You should go to an orthopedist or podiatrist and have it xrayed.
When I fell and broke two vertebrae and dislocated my pelvis, I thought that was the extent of the injuries except for a minor sprained foot. The back and pelvis got better, the foot got worse.
Many months later, I finally had the foot xrayed and it turns out I also broke my foot in two small places, one of which is the joint that connects the heel to the main part of your foot. The arch was always sore, especially when walking downhill. The other spot was the joint that connects the small toe to the main foot. Neither of them were properly set and immobilized at the time of injury so they didn't heal properly. Now about all they can do is give me cortisone injections in the foot.
You may have an unknown old injury that is acting up. If that is what it is, a cortisone injection is miraculous.
Better to take the geenral advise... do an appointment with an specialist