What is it?
A painful arch is a condition where there is pain and inflammation in the raised part of the foot, the area from the ball of the big toe the heel, which is called the arch.
What causes it?
- Flat feet
- Injury to the foot
- Plantar fasciitis (see Heel Pain) is often a condition that causes arch pain
- Nerve damage around the arch area of the foot
- Pain – can mild to severe
- Inflammation and swelling
- Burning sensation in the arch
- Painkillers and anti-inflammatory medicines to relieve symptoms
- Avoid high-heeled shoes
- Orthotic insoles and footwear inserts can be used to support the arch
- Wear good footwear – which will provide extra support
For advice on products available from Salts Techstep to treat forefoot pain please call us on 0121 333 2099.
Important: We always recommend that you visit a HPC* registered chiropodist/podiatrist who can advise you on taking care of your feet. To find one of our recommended practitioners have a look at the Recommended Practices section of our website.
*Health Professional Council www.hpc-uk.org.