I know it seems counter intuitive if you're experiencing foot pain, but lack of movement contributes to pain.
Pain in the body is a sign that this area is getting less oxygen than is needed. Pain=Lack of Circulation. Just walking around the house, walking 5 minutes to the store or chasing the kids around doesn't quite cut the mustard though.
Getting the heart pumping, breaking a sweat and really exerting yourself is key when walking for pain.
Here's my experience with foot pain. I've had it on and off for the better part of 10 years. I've had arthritis in my fingers and wrists since I was a teenager but the foot pain is newer and it can make you REALLY feel ancient! The moment I step out of bed, the balls of my feet feel like painful pillows! This was the case about 3 weeks ago and it had been going on for far too long when I started working out again.
It's been 2 weeks solid of either walking or light jogging for at least 30 minutes. I did 5 days in a row the first week and (so far) two days in a row this week. There is a HUGE difference in the way my feet and hands feel and the only thing that I've changed is my level of physical activity.
What are some other ways you can get in a walk? Walk to the coffee shop, walk to the grocery store (if you can), walk around the block a few times- if it's a country block, once will likely do. Walking this time of year is inspiring, fulfilling and meditative. There is so much to look at and enjoy.
Make sure to have some decent shoes. If you have old shoes, walk and feel worse- you know it's likely to be (at least in part) due to lack of support for the ankles, arches and knees. If you overdue it and you know it- stop and pick up a tube of Boiron Arcnica Montana 30C. That's the perfect thing to have on hand for over-exertion.
Another suggestion that I have for you is seeking out a place to get an Ionic Foot Bath. Not only will this help to clear toxins from the body, it truly can give you instantaneous foot pain releif. It's worth a shot!
Bottom line, in my experience you can eat clean all you want but if you are still experiencing pain, try taking a walk or a getting in a little jog for at least 30 mintes per day, 5 days a week. It could be a game changer for you!