Tuesday, 19 September 2017 | Admin
The Causes & The Cures
The term arch pain refers to a burning sensation or inflammation at the arch of the foot. This can be caused by over pronation (flat feet).
Causes of Arch Pain
The main cause of arch pain is plantar fascitis, which is caused by excessive stretching of the plantar fascia. The plantar fascia is a band of fibrous tissue located along the bottom of the foot that runs from the heel to the forefoot. Plantar fascitis is due to over pronation (flat feet).
Treatment of Arch Pain
Avoid high heeled shoes whenever possible.
Purchase high quality insoles to support the arch and to relieve pressure and pain.
- Orthotics or shoe inserts. These will help support your arch, stabilize your heel, and ease some of the stress on your posterior tibialis tendon.
- Arch supports. Specialized arch supports help relieve some of your arch pain and discomfort. Make sure you know your arch type (low, medium, or high) since the shape and height of your arch support should match your arch type and height.
- Strengthen your muscles. Work on strengthening your tibialis posterior muscle and stretching your Achilles tendon. These two muscles are instrumental in affecting your arch pain and any pronation you might experience.
- Wear comfortable and supportive shoes with insoles that fully support the arch.Depending on your lifestyle, your shoes and insoles need to support both your everyday activities (like work) and more intense activities (such as running, jogging, or sports).
- Wear night splints. Night splints help alleviate pressure on your arches by keeping your muscles properly positioned and strengthened while you sleep.
- Use cold therapy. Massagers, wraps, and other forms of cold therapy help alleviate arch pain and discomfort.