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Right behind the arch of my right foot is very tender and hurts to walk on most of the time ?

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Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 44 years experience
Plantar fascitis: Oftentimes the fascia (tissue that connects tendons and muscles to the bone gets irritated. This can be treated with an injection, sometimes steroids or analgesia. Consult an orthopedic surgeon.
Dr. Oliver Wang
Podiatry 10 years experience
Heel pain: Most likely due to plantar fasciitis which is a ligament that spans the arch and helps to support the bones in the foot. When there is excessive force on the arch, the plantar fascia bears the load and begins to fatigue at its attachment to the heel causing pain and inflammation. Pain is classically on first step in the morning or after extended period of sitting.

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Last updated Sep 28, 2016

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