Pain across the bottom of the foot at any point between the heel and the ball of the foot is referred to as arch pain.
Most arch pain is due to strain or inflammation of a long ligament on the bottom of the foot.
Arch pain can be the result of one or a combination of conditions that develop in the sole of the foot.
Patients will often describe a tightness, pulling, strain, burning or ripping sensation through the mid arch of the foot, in front of the heel but behind the ball of the foot.
Arch Pain Treatment
Some conditions related to Arch Pain is due to: Plantar Fasciitis, Peroneal Tendonitis, or Tibialis Posterior Tendonitis.
It is important to assess and diagnose which part of the foot is affected and causing the pain. Physical examination is usually sufficient but in complex cases the patient can be referred for ultra sound imaging. An MRI is not usually necessary.
It is also important to determine whether or not the ligament, fascia or tendon has been torn as this will determine which treatment path to take.
If the tissue is not torn, then it is important to determine what has caused the condition so that these contributing factors can be resolved. Factors such as footwear, exercise or even stretching techniques are common contributing factors.
If there are bio mechanical issues affecting the patients foot then these need to be addressed also. Orthotics can be arranged and shoes can be changed. Strapping can be applied to the foot and in extreme cases an immobilisation boot can be used.
Shock wave therapy can applied to the foot which can stimulate blood flow and accelerate healing in addition to relieving pain. Correct stretching techniques must be instructed and followed.
Arch pain develops from overuse, unsupportive shoes, weight gain or injury. If you experience arch pain, schedule an appointment with Dr. J. Leonard Knudson - a Culver City Foot Doctor for treatment to prevent the condition from becoming worse.
Heel pain is most often caused by plantar fasciitis, a condition that is sometimes also called heel spur syndrome when a spur is present. Heel pain may also be due to other causes, such as :
a stress fracture
What are the Risk Factors of Heel Pain?
Anything that puts a lot of pressure and strain on your foot can cause heel pain. The way you walk (foot mechanics) and your foot's shape (foot structure) are also factors.
You may be more likely to develop heel pain if you:
Are overweight (have obesity).
Have foot and ankle arthritis, flat feet or high foot arches.
Run or jump a lot in sports or for exercise.
Spend a lot of time standing, especially on concrete floors.
Wear improperly fitted shoes without arch support and/or cushion.
Because there are several potential causes, it is important to have heel pain properly diagnosed by a Foot and Ankle Surgeon. Dr. J. Leonard Knudson is a Foot and Ankle Surgeon located in Culver City and near West Los Angeles that is able to determine the underlying source of your heel pain.
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