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Causes of Foot Arch Pain

The arches of our feet are the main structures of the body that absorb and return force to and from the body to the outside world when we are on our feet. When something happens to these structures, pain and injury may result. And when they do, it is best to seek a podiatrist for proper foot arch pain treatment.

There can be many causes of arch pain:

  • Direct force trauma
  • ligament sprains
  • muscle strains
  • poor biomechanical alignment
  • stress fractures
  • overuse
  • tightness or lack of tightness of the joints in the foot

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Symptoms of Foot Arch Pain

Most heel pain is caused by plantar fascitis, a stress injury reminiscent of carpal tunnel syndrome or tennis elbow. It affects the plantar fascia, a ligament extending from the heel bone to the ball of the foot, in other words, the arch of your foot. This ligament is responsible for supporting the arch of the foot, sustaining weight during walking or running. The condition is characterized by soreness throughout the ligament. Depending on the severity of your case, foot arch pain treatment may range from basic cold compression therapy to advanced direct treatments such as splinting, orthotics, taping, and physical therapy.

Other symptoms of arch pain include:

  • Fractures – indicated by point tenderness that may be severe over the area of bone that is affected. There may be a distinguishable lump or gap at the site of the fracture. A rotated toe or forefoot may also be a sign of a fracture.
  • Muscle injury – may be indicated when pain is felt when the foot is fully extended, flexed, or turned in or out. Pain may also be felt when working the foot against resistance.
  • Bruises – results of a direct-force injury to the body. A bruise can occur to the foot by a variety of causes, such as having your foot stepped on or by stepping on a rock. The tissues that make up the arch do not provide that area of the body much protection. Blows to the foot that result in pain, discoloration, swelling, and changes in how you walk may indicate more serious damage.

Whatever the cause of pain, we here at Manhattan Footcare are dedicated to providing the highest quality foot arch pain treatment. Our staff goes to great lengths to ensure that your treatment will be comfortable and effective. Our physicians will evaluate and diagnose your condition, and let you know what the options are for treatment. We are also equipped to handle surgical treatments in addition to our non-invasive procedures.

To schedule an appointment, please call us at 212-629-5090.

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