i run on a semi regular basis and play beach volleyball on the weekends. my right foot is slightly swollen at the front of my arch and hurts when i run. my wife massaged the area and said that she could feel a not. the pain subsided a little the day after, but i ran at the gym since and it's hurting again. sometimes when i wear birkenstock sandals the bottom of my foot around the back of the arch feels like the muscle is stretching.
hope you can help!! i've got volleyball tournies coming up in the summer!! :-)