Are you experiencing pain in the arch of your foot that prevents you from participating in your daily routine? Dr. Cosimo Ricciardi and Dr. Neil Patel of Emerald Coast Podiatry in Fort Walton Beach and Crestview, FL, understands how taxing arch pain can be. To learn more about relieving your arch pain, there are potential treatments and preventions below that can help you return to your usual daily life.
Signs and Causes of Arch Pain
If you've noticed any soreness or pain in the arch of your foot, then you're likely experiencing arch pain. The level of pain may vary depending on certain activities you engage in (e.g., walking or standing, stretching your feet, running, etc.).
Identifying the cause of your arch pain can offer you more insight on why you're experiencing it and how you can maintain your overall foot health–free from pain!
Some common causes of arch pain may be a result of the following:
- flat feet
- wearing ill-fitted footwear (i.e., shoes that lack arch support)
- strains or sprains
- stress fractures
- previous or recent traumatic foot injury
- plantar fasciitis (i.e., when the plantar fascia become inflamed)
- and more
Treating Arch Pain
In cases of minor arch pain, there are a few at-home remedies recommended to alleviate your pain. You may consider elevating your foot, providing compression for your foot (i.e., wearing compression socks or wrapping your foot with a bandage), wearing footwear with arch support, and maintaining daily foot stretches.
For persistent arch pain in Fort Walton Beach or Crestview, FL, Dr. Ricciardi and Dr. Patel implore you to visit with them at Emerald Coast Podiatry to discuss your treatment options. Once he is able to examine and determine the source of your arch pain, you may expect any of the following treatments:
- over-the-counter or prescribed pain relievers
- wearing orthotics (i.e., custom shoe inserts)
- specific shoe modifications
- for severe or recurring cases of plantar fasciitis, shockwave therapy
- in the most rare cases, surgery
Relieve Your Arch Pain Today
Dr. Ricciardi and Dr. Patel of Emerald Coast Podiatry in Fort Walton Beach or Crestview, FL, understand how hindering arch pain can be, and encourages you to give one of our two convenient locations a call to schedule a visit with him today.