What’s Causing Your Arch Pain?

Find out what might be to blame for your arch and heel pain and how to alleviate it.


Are you sick and tired of dealing with painful, aching heels and arches? Wondering what could have caused this issue and what you can do to make it go away? From the office of the Lakeridge and Stafford Foot & Ankle Centers podiatrists, find out the most common causes of arch pain and what you can do about it.

Since the purpose of the foot arches is it to help stabilize your foot while moving around and take on some of the shock absorption and stress placed on your feet throughout the day, it’s no wonder that sometimes we are faced with arch pain. In many cases, arch pain can often signify that one or more of the muscles, ligaments or tendons around the arch have been overworked, are experiencing more wear and tear than normal, or that you may be taking on too much activity too quickly.

You may also be prone to arch pain if you also suffer from flat feet, plantar fasciitis or if you pronate (when your foot rolls inward as you walk).

Does arch pain require treatment?
If you are dealing with any kind of foot pain, the last thing you should do is just ignore it. Since arch pain can be due to too much stress being placed on certain bones, muscles or tendons of the foot, if the problem is left untreated it can lead to a variety of other problems such as knee and back pain, hammertoes, bunions, heel pain, Achilles tendonitis or even stress fractures.

How is arch pain treated?
A lot will depend on the cause of your arch pain, but we will determine what options will work best for you, which may include:

Don’t let foot pain keep you from what you love to do. Call The Lakeridge and Stafford Foot & Ankle Centers today to find out how we can help. Our Board Certified Foot & Ankle specialists can provide you with the treatment you need to get back on your feet. Call Today!

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Associated Foot & Ankle Centers of Northern Virginia, PC

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