Like many Americans, you may have put on a few pounds over the past couple of months. Most often, this occurs because of holiday indulgences and staying cooped up in the house while snow is falling outside.
If your weight gain has been accompanied by sore feet, it’s likely that the two conditions are not merely coincidental.
The American Podiatric Medical Association reports that excess weight can lead to pain in the heel and fallen arches. This is especially true when a person puts on pounds suddenly, since the foot becomes used to a certain amount of pressure, and when this increases with little warning, you're likely to feel it in your tendons.
Moreover, losing weight can be problematic when you have foot pain, since the last thing you want to do with fallen arches is go for a run. Luckily, you can gain the extra arch support you need by using orthotics while you work out, which will ease discomfort and take some unwanted pressure off the feet.