The term arch pain (often referred to as arch strain) refers to an inflammation and/or burning sensation at the arch of the foot. There are many different factors that can cause arch pain such as flat feet, high arches, structural imbalance, or an injury to the foot. The most common condition that causes arch pain however is plantar fasciitis. The plantar fascia is a broad band of fibrous tissue located along the bottom surface of the foot that runs from the heel to the forefoot. If you notice any arch pain that is persistent, consult Dr. Mark Forman today.
The arch of the foot is a collection of bones, ligaments, tendons, and muscles that are constructed to allow your foot to bear the weight of your body safely. Some arch pain symptoms could include the following: a dull, constant ache if the ligaments have been overstretched, swelling or tenderness of the foot, difficulty putting weight on the foot, and/or a sharp pain when the foot is manipulated. It’s important to play close attention to your feet when you feel discomfort, if arch pain persists beyond a few days, visit Dr. Mark Forman for treatment to prevent this condition from becoming worse.
If you experience pain in the arches of your foot, please give us a call. To learn more about painful arches as well as the services we provide here at the office, visit www.azfootpain.com for more information. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Mark Forman in Scottsdale, AZ, call 480-423-8400.