What is Causing My Arch Pain?
By Avon Podiatry Associates
June 26, 2017
Category: Podiatry
Tags: Arch Pain  

What your podiatrist in Avon wants you to knowarch pain

Arch pain can be debilitating; it can feel like a thousand tiny knives are being jabbed into your foot, or it can feel like the arches of your feet are being hit with a baseball bat. Fortunately, there are effective treatments for arch pain, and Dr. Richard Grayson at Avon Podiatry Associates in Avon, CT, wants to tell you about the causes and treatment of arch pain.

You can develop arch pain from many causes, including:

  • Trauma from an accident or injury
  • Strained ligaments, muscles or tendons
  • Poor foot alignment
  • Stress fractures or overuse
  • Inflammatory arthritis

Another common cause of arch pain is inflammation of the thick band of tissue which runs across your heel, a condition known as plantar fasciitis. This condition is common in people who are overweight or people who stand or walk on hard surfaces for long periods of time. It can also be caused by over pronation when you walk.

You may be more prone to arch pain if you:

  • Are diabetic
  • Are pregnant
  • Carry excess weight
  • Have flat feet
  • Wear tight shoes or high heels
  • Participate in high impact activities like running

These are some simple home remedies you can try to reduce arch pain:

  • Rest and elevate your foot as often as you can
  • Place ice on your foot for 15 minutes several times each day
  • Wrap your foot in supportive bandages to reduce swelling
  • Take over-the-counter pain and anti-inflammatory medications

For severe arch pain that doesn’t resolve on its own, your podiatrist in Avon may recommend:

  • Custom-fit orthotics
  • Custom-made, supportive footwear
  • Prescription medications to reduce swelling
  • Arch stretches and physical therapy exercises
  • Lifestyle and activity modifications

You don’t have to be sidelined by arch pain when help is just a phone call away. For more information about arch pain and other foot conditions, talk to an expert. Call Dr. Grayson at Avon Podiatry Associates in Avon, CT. Get some help for your feet by calling today!

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