Welcome to our “Conditions We Help” page, where we aim to provide valuable information about pain that may be related to imbalances in your feet and how we can assist you in finding relief. One of the most common conditions we encounter is Arch Pain, a condition that causes pain and inflammation in the medial arch of the foot.
Foot Arch Pain refers to pain or discomfort that occurs in the arch of the foot. The arch of the foot is the curved part between the ball of the foot and the heel. This area is made up of bones, ligaments, and tendons that work together to support the foot and provide shock absorption.
There are several common causes of foot arch pain, including:
- Plantar Fasciitis: This is a condition that occurs when the plantar fascia, a thick band of tissue that runs from the heel to the ball of the foot, becomes inflamed. This can cause pain in the arch of the foot.
- Flat Feet: Flat feet occur when the arch of the foot collapses, causing the entire foot to come into contact with the ground. This can lead to pain in the arch of the foot
- High Arches: High arches occur when the arch of the foot is higher than normal. This can lead to excessive pressure on the ball and heel of the foot, which can cause pain in the arch.
- Overuse: Overuse of the foot, such as standing or walking for long periods of time, can cause strain on the arch of the foot and lead to pain.
How the Correct Type of Footwear and Arch Support Can Help:
One way to manage arch pain is to wear the correct type of footwear. Shoes that provide good arch support can help to reduce pain and discomfort. Look for shoes that have a firm sole and a cushioned insole that provides support for the arch of the foot. In addition to wearing the right shoes, arch support inserts can also be helpful. These inserts can be placed inside your shoes to provide additional support for the arch of the foot. They can help to reduce pressure on the foot and alleviate pain and discomfort. It’s important to note that not all arch support inserts are created equal. It’s best to consult with a foot specialist to determine the type of arch support that’s right for your specific needs. If you’re experiencing foot arch pain, it’s important to seek help from a professional who can properly diagnose the condition and provide treatment options. With the right footwear and arch support, you can manage foot arch pain and get back to the activities you love.