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Why do I have foot pain in the arch of my foot?

By Anonymous September 19, 2014 - 5:53pm
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Hello Anonymous,

Welcome to the EmpowHER community. Thank you for seeking our help with your concern about pain in the arch of your foot.

What is your height and weight? Do you have type II diabetes and diabetic neuropathy, which causes numbness and pain in the feet?
Do you have flat feet?

Generally, arch pain is most often caused by plantar fasciitis, which can cause pain in the heel of the foot. Plantar fasciitis involves pain and inflammation of a thick band of tissue, called the plantar fascia, that runs across the bottom of your foot and connects your heel bone to your toes. The diagnosis is made based on your history and physical examination.

Flat feet or fallen arches occurs when the arches of the feet flatten out. This often happens when standing or walking,and causes foot pain and other problems. Flat feet can be treated with shoe inserts, shoe adjustments, rest/ice, using a walking case or brace, or physical therapy. Occasionally, surgery is necessary.

Anonymous, a consultation with your healthcare provider will give you the final answer.


September 20, 2014 - 6:43am
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