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Arch Pain

The term arch pain (often referred to as arch strain) refers to an inflammation and/or burning sensation at the arch of the foot. 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. The planter fascia can become inflammed due to over pronation (flat feet) which causes the arch pain.


  • On standing the patient may have a flat arch.
  • The foot may roll over to the inner aspect.

arch pain and arch strain


Pain and tenderness in the arch region of the foot.


The major cause of arch pain is plantar fascitis (inflammation of the muscle that runs along the bottom of the foot). Plantar fascitis is caused by excessive stretching of the plantar fascia, usually due to over-pronation (flat feet).The inflammation caused by the plantar fascia being stretched away from the heel, often leads to pain in the heel and arch areas.


  • Avoid high-heeled shoes whenever possible.
  • Purchase high quality insoles to take pressure and pain away from the arch.

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Treatment Options for Arch Pain

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