The arch is the area along the bottom of the foot between the ball and the heel made up of bones, ligaments, and tendons. Pain in the arch of the foot is a common problem, especially among athletes. Injuries to the foot and hereditary or structural (low or high arches) issues are the main reasons for arch pain. It can cause great discomfort in other areas of the foot and body like the heel, ankle, knee, and back.
Your arch helps bear weight, stabilize motion, absorb shock, and maintain balance. The primary triggers or aggravators for arch pain are overuse, physical stressors, weight gain, and aging. Whether the pain occurs first thing in the morning, from prolonged standing or an active lifestyle, you need to start the healing process, or the condition will worsen and really start to limit your lifestyle.
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The primary types of arch pain are overpronation, flat feet, and plantar fasciitis.
Overpronation means that the outer edge of your heel strikes the ground first, then your foot rolls inward as you move, causing pain as you walk. This condition can contribute to Flat Feet. Flat Feet or Fallen Arches occur when the main arch-supporting tendon (posterior tibial tendon) becomes weakened or injured, causing the arch to gradually lower and provide less impact absorption and support.
Plantar fasciitis is a degenerative condition of the plantar fascia and one of the most common causes of heel pain. The plantar fascia is a ligament that connects the back of the foot to the front and, once inflamed, can cause pain when standing up in the morning and may improve throughout the day. The most intense pain is usually felt in the heel and ball-of-foot. Once injured, continued physical activity will aggravate the condition, making it worse and prolonging the injury.
Arch Cradles® (#P182) provides soft support for weak, flat arches, heel, and ball-of-foot pain. 3/4-length orthotics fit comfortably in most footwear — one pair.
Arch Support Bandages (#P60) ease fallen arches, flat feet, and related heel, toe, ball-of-foot, or bunion pain. This soft elastic bandage gently compresses the midfoot to provide support and stability. Makes shoes more comfortable. Interchangeable for the left or right foot. Available in One Size Fits Most. Small, Medium, Large, and X-Large pairs— one pack.
Plantar Fasciitis Relief Strips (#P6060) offer relief from intense heel pain, primarily upon arising in the morning, you might have plantar fasciitis — injury to the ligament that connects your heel to your toes. The self-adhesive relief strips are identical to those dispensed by foot specialists to provide fast relief from symptoms of plantar fasciitis, including heel and arch pain. These supplement and replicate fascia ligament function to allow healing while you stay active. Strips measure approximately 3″ wide x 11″ long.
If the pain persists, worsens, or becomes chronic, you should talk to your Foot Specialist.
If you have questions about all of the arch pain products from PediFix, please reach out to us at Pedifix.com or by phone at 1-800-PEDIFIX (733-4349) to speak directly to a product specialist today.
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