Symptoms, Causes and Treatment of Arch Pain
Arch pain has often been described as a burning feeling or sensation in the long arch of the foot. There can be many causes for this, such as a strain to any one of the structures of the foot. However, the most common cause of arch pain has been found to be plantar fasciitis.
Management of arch pain
A factor in the early management of arch pain is receiving an accurate diagnosis from your physician here at Foot Specialists of Birmingham. If the symptoms are generally mild our physicians may consult with you about foot orthotics and stretching exercises to help the calf muscles and arch. If you report that your symptoms are more severe than our physicians may use tape to support the arch and restrict movement as well as prescribe an anti-inflammatory medication, and recommend the use of orthotics. If there is no relief from those treatments, further testing may be necessary to determine whether other conditions may exist.
Arthritis information was provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention