Arch pain and strain refers to inflammation and/or burning sensations in the arch of the foot. Pain and discomfort in the area of the medial longitudinal arch can be a signal that other conditions exist such as:
Most commonly, arch pain is caused by a structural imbalance during the gait cycle or as a result of a direct injury to the arch.
If arch pain persists and it’s left untreated, a bony protrusion or spur can develop as the body’s way of protection. You must see your doctor to avoid unwanted complications.
Arch pain is easily treated and best avoided with the use of an ezWalker® custom-fitted arch support and properly fitted shoes. ezWalker® Custom Orthotics add support to all your footwear, improving balance, stability and posture while providing comfort for your entire body.
You can also obtain arch pain and strain relief with HTP heel seats, which are designed to secure the hind foot during the gait cycle.
Other simple rules you can follow to battle arch pain include:
- Avoid wearing shoes with more than a 2-inch heel to lessen the stretch on the arch.
- Wear footwear with shock-absorbing soles, whenever possible, to reduce impact on the arch.
- Wear a custom-fitted ezWalker® orthotic.
Our feet are constantly changing as we age. Have your shoe fit checked regularly. Remember, the size on the measuring device is only a reference. Mass-manufactured shoes are NOT all created equal. Refer to the Shoe Fitting Reference Guide for proper guidelines on how to best fit your shoes.
If you follow these guidelines and your arch pain persists, you must seek the counsel of a physician for proper diagnosis and treatment.