I have foot pain too. Your description sounds just like mine. It's the worst in the morning when I go to get up... I must look like a total cripple when I stand up. My pain is across the ball of my feet mostly, but also the toes and ankles.
Hope you are having a good weekend..
PS a cheaper alternative to the chef mat: crocs! I have a pair I wear inside when my back and feet hurt, they really help!
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