What is Arch Pain and Strain?
Arch pain, which is often referred to as arch strain, refers to an inflammation or burning sensation at the arch of the foot.
Arch pain can be caused from many different factors. A common condition called plantar fasciitis is most often the cause of arch pain. The inflammation caused by the plantar fascia being stretched away from the heel can lead to pain in the heel and arch areas. The pain is often extreme in the morning when an individual first gets out of bed or after a prolonged period of rest. A structural imbalance or an injury to the foot is also sometimes the cause of this condition.If this condition is left untreated and strain on the longitudinal arch continues, a bony protrusion called a heel spur may develop. It is important to treat the condition promptly before it worsens.
Prevention and Treatment
Arch pain and strain can be easily treated and is a common
Those suffering from arch pain should avoid high-heeled
shoes whenever possible. Instead, select footwear with a reasonable heel, soft
leather uppers, shock absorbing soles and removable foot insoles.
When the arch pain is pronation-related due to flat feet, an orthotic designed with a medial heel post and proper arch support is recommended for treating the pain. This type of orthotic will control over-pronation, support the arch and provide the necessary relief.
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