Arch pain is often felt as a dull ache under the long arch of the foot.
There are a number of causes of this, but the most common is a flat foot, but can also be due to the strain of any soft tissue in the arch of the foot.
The more common specific causes of arch pain can be:
- Plantar Fasciitis (strain of the plantar fascia – a strong ligament that supports the arch)
- Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome (a pinched nerve at the ankle that refers pain to the arch)
- Foot strain from a pronated foot or flat foot
- There can be Osteoarthritis of the joints in the midfoot that can cause arch pain
This is a common foot condition that can be easily treated.
When the arch pain is pronation related (flat feet), a well designed orthotic is recommended for treating the pain. This type of orthotic will control over-pronation, support the arch and provide the necessary relief. The Archline footbed structure is specially designed to treat arch pain.