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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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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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What is the diagnosis for high foot arch and muscle cramps?

What is the diagnosis for high foot arch and muscle cramps?

See below: High arch feet are usually referred to as a pes cavus foot type. Often muscle cramps are due to overworking of the muscles and may cause plantar fasciitis. ...Read more

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What are the causes of foot cramps in the arch of both feet. Excruciating pain, that keeps me up at night. This is happening every night for weeks now?

What are the causes of foot cramps in the arch of both feet. Excruciating pain, that keeps me up at night. This is happening every night for weeks now?

Plantar Fascitits?: I would go to a podiatrist. They would be able to ask more questions and actually touch the parts that hurt. You might just need a brace at night, or a topical pain cream that has multiple awesome meds in it, can help very quickly. Maybe just some orthotics during the day will help! ...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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My arches of my feet cramp and convulse-- why?

My arches of my feet cramp and convulse-- why?

Foot cramps: This may be a sign of circulatory problems, arthritis or functional problems of the feet that strain them and make them overwork. ...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

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What is causing really bad cramps on the arch of my foot?

What is causing really bad cramps on the arch of my foot?

Try shoe gear: Could be a tight or stressed muscle/tendon in the foot. If it is on both feet it could be a systemic cause such as electrolyte imbalance or nerve impingement. In my experience, it is most likely caused by stresses on your foot. In such cases a good insole seems to help. This is not just any insole, but as dispensed by on orthotist or podiatrist. ...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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Nocturnal (Definition)

This term is used to note that something ...Read more