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Pain in the Arch of the Foot

Pain felt in the arch of the foot is often caused by plantar fasciitis, which is an inflammation of the band of tissue that runs along the bottom of the foot, and connects the toes to the heels. Other causes of arch pain include posterior tibial tendon dysfunction, which is also known as adult-acquired flat feet or PTTD. Cavus foot, which is defined as having excessively high arches can cause pain. Overpronation, which can happen when the outside of the heel touches the ground first as the foot rolls inward while walking, may also result in arch pain. Additional causes of arch pain can include obesity, aging, overuse, and physical stress. Any injury to the muscles, bones, ligaments, or tendons in the feet can cause pain in the arch of the foot. Arch pain, if ignored, can lead to more serious foot problems, as well as ankle, knee, and back pain. If pain in the arch of your foot doesn’t improve or continues to get worse, it is suggested that you make an appointment with a chiropodist who can determine what the proper course of treatment is for you. 

Foot pain is a common problem treated by chiropodists. If you have foot pain, please consult with one of the chiropodists from Complete Family Footcare & Therapy. Our clinicians can help you maintain the health of your lower limbs and your mobility. 

When you are experiencing foot pain, it’s important to note the type of pain and its location, as this can help determine a diagnosis. 

Pain in the top of the foot may be caused by:

  • Stress fractures

  • Sinus tarsi syndrome

  • Extensor tendonitis

  • Tibialis anterior tendonitis

  • Gout

  • Athlete’s foot

  • Ganglion cysts

Pain in the bottom of the foot may be caused by:

  • Plantar fasciitis

  • Foot cramps

  • Tarsal tunnel syndrome

  • Plantar fibromatosis

  • Posterior tibial tendonitis

  • Stress fractures

  • Flat feet

Pain on the side of the foot may be caused by:

  • Ankle sprain

  • Cuboid syndrome

  • Peroneal tendonitis

  • Stress fractures

  • Bunions

  • Corns or calluses

  • Posterior tibial tendonitis

Heel pain may be caused by:

  • Plantar fasciitis

  • Achilles tendonitis

  • Bone spurs

  • Heel fractures

  • Retrocalcaneal bursitis

  • Sever’s disease 

Pain in the toes may be caused by:

  • Gout

  • Hammertoe

  • Turf toe 

  • Bunions

  • Ingrown toenails

  • Blisters 

  • Arthritis

These and many more conditions can be treated by a chiropodist. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our offices located in . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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