Arch Pain - North Hampton & Somersworth, NH Podiatrist | Nagy Footcare

Arch Pain

What is arch pain?

Arch pain is pain on the arch of the foot, located on the bottom of your foot.

What causes arch pain?

The most common cause of arch pain is from a foot condition called plantar fasciitis, which affects the arch, heel, or both. This condition occurs when the fibrous band of tissue connecting your heel bone to the base of your toes – called the plantar fascia –becomes inflamed.

Another common cause of arch pain is fallen arches or flat feet. If you have flat feet, standing and walking too long can cause pain.

Common symptoms:

  • Pain and stiffness in the arch as soon as you take your first step in the morning
  • Pain and stiffness in the arch after sitting for a long period of time
  • Pain from standing or walking a lot

How do we treat you?

We will perform a physical examination and ask you about your symptoms. We will evaluate your health history and if conservative treatment fails, we may recommend further solutions.

Usually, arch pain can be treated conservatively by:

  • Rest
  • Ice
  • Shoe inserts
  • Using a brace on your foot
  • Stretching and exercising your foot
  • Physical therapy

When to visit Nagy Footcare

If you have persistent or severe pain in the arch, it’s important to contact Nagy Footcare, your New Hampshire podiatrist because you may need further evaluation and treatment options. Contact us to schedule your initial consultation today!