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Doctor insights on: Bruised Foot Arch

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I work long shifts on my feet and wake most days with Pain like bruised feeling on sole of one foot (arch/start of heel). Its been months on one foot.

I work long shifts on my feet and wake most days with Pain like bruised feeling on sole of one foot (arch/start of heel). Its been months on one foot.

Plantar fasciitis.: Being on your feet for extended periods of time, day after day, can cause a strain on the tissues of the feet, especially the bottom of the feet. More than likely, you are feeling pain consistent with a straining of the plantar fascia itself and my include the point where it attaches into the heel bone. New shoes and arch supports will help, but be prepared to deal with this for a while. Cont'd. ...Read more

Plantar Arch (Definition)

The common term for the plantar arch is the arch that the bottom of the foot makes behind the ball of the foot to the heel on the inside (medial plantar arch) of the foot; however, there is actually another arch that is across the ball of the foot called the transverse arch just behind the ...Read more


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Foot arch bruising and pain? Do I need more arch support or do I have too much arch in the shoe?

Foot arch bruising and pain? Do I need more arch support or do I have too much arch in the shoe?

Arch Pain: Arch pain can be caused, by both to little, or to much arch...
It is better to see a podiatrist and get custom orthotics that are made for "your" arch.. ...Read more

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Can a calf muscle over compensating for a collapsing foot arch be tender to the touch? Anxiety makes me worry clot but no basis other than calf sore

Can a calf muscle over compensating for a collapsing foot arch be tender to the touch? Anxiety makes me worry clot but no basis other than calf sore

Yes: Muscles in the calf can be overworked trying to compensate for a foot that overpronate blood clots in your age group are not common. Have you recently taken a long flight where you were not moving for quite a while? ...Read more

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How could I correct high foot arch?

How could I correct high foot arch?

Not possible: There is no way to "correct" the structure of your foot (non surgically). If symptommatic, orthotics can be used to "adjust" the foot. If truly symptommatic, surgical options exist. ...Read more

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Can you bruise the arch on your foot?

Can you bruise the arch on your foot?

Foot injury: A bruise or contusion can occur anywhere trauma (injury) happens. The arch area can be bruised after activities that put stress on the area such as climbing a ladder or stepping on a ledge, especially when barefoot or in soft shoegear. Treatment for a minor contusion would include warm compresses, an ace wrap, and possibly Ibuprofen to decrease pain and inflammation. ...Read more

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What can I do about foot arch and shin pains?

What can I do about foot arch and shin pains?

Mechanical support: Arch pain and shin splints are often due to over training and faulty mechanics of your foot. Make sure that you are in a good running shoe that is not worn out. Adding an over the counter arch support such as a spenco arch spport or a spenco orthotic can help as well. ...Read more

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My left foot arch starts to hurt after standing up for an extended period. Should I be concerned?

My left foot arch starts to hurt after standing up for an extended period. Should I be concerned?

Tibial tendonitis: Arch pain is related to the posterior tibial tendon which can attempt to over-fire against the ground, causing acute pain and tendonitis in the arch. Wearing more supportive arch shoes such as running sneakers or supportive dress shoes may help. Wearing an arch support orthotic will also help. See a local podiatrist to help you find the right fit for your foot. ...Read more

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I fell and the arch of my foot landed on a chain and now it is bruised in much pain and I cannot put any weight on that side of my foot.

I fell and the arch of my foot landed on a chain and now it is bruised in much pain and I cannot put any weight on that side of my foot.

Crutches: See your health provider to get assessment and some crutches to keep weight off the foot till it heals. ...Read more

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I have a pain in my foot arch that is progressively getting worse. Could it be to do with recently breaking my leg? What can I do to manage the pain?

I have a pain in my foot arch that is progressively getting worse. Could it be to do with recently breaking my leg? What can I do to manage the pain?

Yes, can be related: Arch pain due can be caused by a number of reasons. If you were casted or immobilized for the leg break, sometimes this will cause soft tissues to become irritated. A leg break can cause an injury to a nerve which can be responsible for arch pain. I recommend that you see a doctor who can evaluate and treat your arch pain. You may want to ask your doctor about physical therapy. Good luck! ...Read more

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I've had an intermittent feeling of heat in my right foot (arch) for a few days & just started experiencing "buzzing" (like vibrating cell phone) too.

I've had an intermittent feeling of heat in my right foot (arch) for a few days & just started experiencing "buzzing" (like vibrating cell phone) too.

Nerve Pain: You are describing symptoms consistent with nerve pain. This can be localized nerve pathology in the foot or radiculopathy/sciatica from the lower back. A thorough exam would help better understand the source ...Read more

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Can foot arch be regained if lost?

Can foot arch be regained if lost?

Arches don't: Disappear as much as many think. They are naturally higher/lower but the key is how stable or unstable they are. An arch that flattens too much when standing needs orthotic control. Past the age of 8 or 9, you're not going to change the structure any more than eyeglasses will change your eyes--they change how you see. Don't need to regain an arch, it needs to be controlled. ...Read more

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How can you test what kind of a foot arch you have?

How can you test what kind of a foot arch you have?

See below: Get you foot wet and then step down on a flat dry surface. If there is a mark of the entire foot you are flat footed, if only a mark of the heel, toes and ball of foot you have a high arch, if you can see the toes, ball of foot, heel and outside of the arch connecting the ball and heel you probably have a normal arch. ...Read more

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My foot arch collapsed. What to do?

My foot arch collapsed. What to do?

Try an orthotic.: You can try an over the counter one or visit a podiatrist for a custom made device. ...Read more

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Do you think foot arch supports are helpful? Have really high arches.

Do you think foot arch supports are helpful? Have really high arches.

Yes: They help to support the foot and decrease the strain on the arch. ...Read more

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What can cause really bad pain in my foot arch?

Plantar fasciitis: Most often caused by inflammation of the ligament that supports your arch known as plantar fasciitis. ...Read more

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How to make a sharp pain in my foot arch go away?

Massage: Stretch, wear an arch support, make sure you are well hydrated. ...Read more

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How can someone's foot arch affect a person's movement?

How can someone's foot arch affect a person's movement?

Arch psin: Your foot controls the alignment of all the other joints in your body so if your foot is out of alignment then the other joints will be as well ultimately leading to arthritis you can help this by getting fitted for custom orthotics ...Read more