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FAQs for Arch Pain

Your feet are an important part of your daily functions and when you’re dealing with pain in your arches, it can distract you from your tasks and you might find yourself skipping your favorite activities to avoid further pain. The arches of your feet support the weight of your body and when dealing with pain, it can make even the simplest movements more difficult. Dr. Cosimo Ricciardi and Dr. Neil Patel at Emerald Coast Podiatry in Fort Walton Beach and Crestview, FL, can answer some frequently asked questions about arch pain.

Frequently Asked Questions About Arch Pain

Q. What causes arch pain?

A. Arch pain could be caused by a number of common causes. This could include:

  • A strain or sprain
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Overuse injury
  • Wearing improperly fitted shoes
  • Obesity
  • Flat feet
  • Stress fractures
  • Traumatic foot injury
  • Tarsal tunnel syndrome
  • Arthritis

Q. What are symptoms of arch pain?

A. Besides pain in the arch, you may notice a tenderness in your arch, between the toes and the heel. Pain can often either improve or worsen with foot stretching. Activities like running may also worsen your pain. In addition to pain and tenderness, you may feel a burning sensation in your arches.

Q. How is arch pain treated?

A. It’s important to start conservative treatments first. This could include Elevating the foot, wearing supporting shoes, and stretching the foot. If pain worsens or is severe, your podiatrist may recommend wearing orthotics, over-the-counter pain relievers, ultrasound or shockwave therapy, and in severe cases, surgery.

Contact Your Podiatrist Today

Arch pain can be excruciating to deal with, and you should never ignore arch pain. Be sure to contact Dr. Cosimo Ricciardi and Dr. Neil Patel at Emerald Coast Podiatry in Fort Walton Beach and Crestview, FL, if you’re dealing with arch pain and to ask any further questions you may have. Call Emerald Coast Podiatry at the Fort Walton office at (850) 862-4119 or the Crestview office at (850) 682-6522.

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