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why do the arch of my feet hurt

Characteristics : Very rigid foot with an arch that sits higher from the ground. Well defined arch. Excessive pressure to rearfoot and forefoot. Potential Problems : Plantar fasciitis, heel pain syndrome, arch strain, metatarsalgia, calluses, claw toes
Orthotics : Orthotics should have proper arch support, metatarsal pads for forefoot relief, and strong cushioning properties. Dont sweat it! PApproximately 20% of the population has high arches so youre in good company! High arches are usually classified as supinated and are more rigid than other feet.

Typically, imprints or iStep scans for your foot type show mostly your heel and ball-of-foot, with very little in the arch area. When we walk or run, our feet absorb most of the impact and shock. PWith high arches you have less surface area for absorbing impact and you place excessive pressure on your rearfoot and forefoot areas. PThis can make you susceptible to foot conditions such as heel pain, ball-of-foot pain or plantar fasciitis.

The good news is that the right orthotics can help fill in your arch cavity to disperse the shock, and provide the cushioning and alignment needed for you to prevent injuries and maintain a healthy and active lifestyle. A foot and ankle specialist (podiatrist) can diagnose plantar fasciitis. The specialist will test for pain by putting direct pressure on the center of the bottom of your heel and along the plantar fascia. If you have had the condition for a long time, side to side squeezing of the heel may be painful.

No, the condition often becomes disabling if you don t treat it properly. Here s why it gets worse over time. The plantar fascia becomes inflamed each and every time you apply too much stress to it. This stress creates tension around the heel bone. Calcium deposits form on the heel bone, resulting in heel pain. As a result, plantar fasciitis can be very difficult to cure completely unless treated properly and often will get worse. The sooner you treat it, the better.

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