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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

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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[22, F, Don't work out] This past week I've experienced symptoms of carpal tunnel while having pain in my left foot arch & right calf. Is this normal?

[22, F, Don't work out] This past week I've experienced symptoms of carpal tunnel while having pain in my left foot arch & right calf. Is this normal?

Carpal tunnel: Sometimes we just get pains but check for thyroid, diabetes, magnesium calcium, potassium and B12 (especially if vegan) as all can cause muscular pains. Do you sit a lot at a desk/computer? Break every 30 to 45 minutes and stretch for a minute. Rarely could be food allergy, autoimmune, MS or other. Because of calf pain go to urgent care/ doctor today check d-dimer, insure not clot., ...Read more

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If I have high arches, will they eventually collapse into flat feet?

Not typically: While it is not uncommon for arches to collapse some as we age, high arches (cavus foot) do not typically progress to flat feet. Various conditions such as posterior tibial tendon dysfunction, and trauma can result in flat feet. ...Read more

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Longterm tightness&pain up one side of body. Foot has just'collapsed' & underside 'stretched', walking painful, yet I am told no arch collapse. What else?

PTTD?: I wish I could see it. Even though you were told no arch collapse, it sounds like posterior tibial (tibialis posterior) tendon dysfunction, the most common cause of unilateral (only one foot, not both) adult flatfoot. Take a large piece of paper, wet the bottom of each foot, and stand. Do they look the same, or is one flatter? ...Read more

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Flexible high arch runner. Stability shoes caused arch to collapse, feet to evert, numbness 1st web space, and anterior hip rotation. Reversable?

Flexible high arch runner. Stability shoes caused arch to collapse, feet to evert, numbness 1st web space, and anterior hip rotation. Reversable?

Arches don't: Generally collapse save for a charcot foot deformity or posterior tibial tendon rupture. I would recommed an in office consult with a foot doctor for an exam. ...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 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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What can cause pain in my outer foot arch?

What can cause pain in my outer foot arch?

Many causes: Sprain, plantar fasciatis, stress fracture are a few. Go see a podiatrist. ...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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Foot arch was always high but now lower at 55. What should I do?

Foot arch was always high but now lower at 55. What should I do?

Arch: Nothing unless you have pain associated with it. If you have an injury and/or pain go see a podiatrist or your pcp. ...Read more

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Feeling lots of pain in my outer foot arch does anyone know what kind of injury this is?

Feeling lots of pain in my outer foot arch does anyone know what kind of injury this is?

Not sure what you: Mean by outer foot arch but you may have plantar fascitiis or peroneal tendonitis depending on what you mean by outer.... ...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's causing pain in left foot arch?

What's causing pain in left foot arch?

Plantar fasciitis: Otherwise known as plantar fasciitis is the most likely cause. Normally caused by excessive weightbearing activity with not enough support being provided by feet. Try more support shoes, inserts and stretching. Ice may also be helpful. If this does not help, see podiatrist. ...Read more

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What can I do to relieve foot arch pain?

What can I do to relieve foot arch pain?

Find out the cause: Your pain could due to trauma (fracture, sprain, arthritis, inflammation), infection, metabolic conditions (gout), poor circulation, musculoskeletal or biomechanical abnormality and different neurologic conditions (neuropathy). A thorough history and physical exam and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams are needed to determine the exact cause. The treatment varies depending on the cause. ...Read more

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What are some ways to make my foot arch smaller?

What are some ways to make my foot arch smaller?

Why?: See a podiatrist to have your foot examined. If you are trying to make your "foot arch smaller" because you are having difficulty wearing shoes, the doc can direct you in shoe selection. If you arch suddenly changed, then that's even more reason to go to the podiatrist to be examined for an underlying cause. ...Read more

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What are some good options for improving foot arch support?

What are some good options for improving foot arch support?

Orthotics.: First you want good supportive shoes. You should not be able to "wring" them or fold them in half. They should only break/bend at the widest part of the shoe. A sturdy athletic shoe (not a minimalist style) will give you good support. If you're looking to beef up the shoes you already have, get a good insert or custom orthotic: you can use them to improve the shoes you already own. ...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 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

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What could cause my foot arch to cramp a lot?

What could cause my foot arch to cramp a lot?

Weak or: Strained arch, magnesium deficiency, potassium deficiency, dehydration, overuse of intrinsic muscles like in swimming.
Try walking with an arch support. If pain persists speak to your doc to help with the other possibilities. ...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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I feel pain on my foot arch after walking for a long time?

I feel pain on my foot arch after walking for a long time?

Try this: Arch pain, especially after walking, is very common and many times responds to simple arch supports. There are, of course, many other possibilities and many other agents that may affect this area. If simple supports do not help or it does not subside on it's own I would visit a podiatrist. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why do I get a slight pain in my foot arch when I stop running?

Why do I get a slight pain in my foot arch when I stop running?

Plantar fascia: Strain of the arch or plantar fascia may have occurred. Pain can be treated with ice but you may need to see a foot specialist for a biomechanical evaluation and orthotics. ...Read more

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Is it a fact or myth that no foot arch will make you run faster?

Is it a fact or myth that no foot arch will make you run faster?

Myth: This is a myth. Flat foot can be normal or pathologic depending on if it is symptomatic. ...Read more

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What is causing me to over pronate if my right foot arch is not flat?

What is causing me to over pronate if my right foot arch is not flat?

Pronation normal?: Most people pronate to a greater or lesser degree when walking if their hindfoot is supple. How much pronation is "over" is a judgement call especially if there are no associated symptoms. See an orthopedic or podiatric specialist for evaluation to see where you fit and the mechanics of your foot. ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain in my foot arch during physical activity. What could be wrong?

I have a sharp pain in my foot arch during physical activity. What could be wrong?

Many possibilities: Your pain could due to trauma (fracture, sprain, arthritis, inflammation), infection, metabolic conditions (gout), poor circulation, musculoskeletal or biomechanical abnormality and different neurologic conditions (neuropathy). A thorough history and physical exam and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams are needed to determine the exact cause. The treatment varies depending on the cause. ...Read more

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Hi, iv had a warm sensation on my right foot arch that's just started only lasts about 5sec?

Hi, iv had a warm sensation on my right foot arch that's just started only lasts about 5sec?

Support / Stretching: Most likely, arch pain/aching/burning is the result of plantar fasciitis. This ligament acts like a 'bow string' spanning from the ball of your foot to the bottom of your heel. The combination of rest, stretching (standing calf stretch), supportive running shoes/arch supports are a good start to rule in and treat this problem.
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-Dr. Moore ...Read more

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