Arch Pain

Arch Pain

Arch pain is often felt as a dull ache under the long arch of the foot.

There are a number of causes of this, but the most common is a flat foot, but can also be due to the strain of any soft tissue in the arch of the foot.

The more common specific causes of arch pain can be:

  • Plantar Fasciitis (strain of the plantar fascia – a strong ligament that supports the arch)
  • Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome (a pinched nerve at the ankle that refers pain to the arch)
  • Foot strain from a pronated foot or flat foot
  • There can be Osteoarthritis of the joints in the midfoot that can cause arch pain

This is a common foot condition that can be easily treated.

When the arch pain is pronation related (flat feet), a well designed orthotic is recommended for treating the pain. This type of orthotic will control over-pronation, support the arch and provide the necessary relief. The Archline footbed structure is specially designed to treat arch pain.