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Why is the skin at the bottom of my foot/arch getting harder and harder? The skin is super thick and feels numb.

Why is the skin at the bottom of my foot/arch getting harder and harder? The skin is super thick and feels numb.

Debridement method: If you're using a metal debrider such as ped egg, then this might be your culprit. Instead I would suggest using a pomice stone after a shower/bath. If that is not enough, then see your local Podiatrist for an evaluation and a prescription of a mild debridement cream such as 40% Urea. ...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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Sharp pain at the bottom of foot (centre of the arch). What can I take for this?

Sharp pain at the bottom of foot (centre of the arch). What can I take for this?

Try first: If you have no medical contraindications, you can try simple over the counter pain medications like advil, aleve or tylenol (acetaminophen). However, best way to decide how to treat is to know what is causing the pain, so see your doctor for review of symptoms and exam in case something more serious needing prescription or other work-up. ...Read more

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Cause of Pain in arch area of foot, top and bottom of foot ?

Wear and Tear.: Treating pain, especially in the foot, is always so much easier when the patient can actually put their finger tip on the exact spot of the pain. When the pain descriptions include "in the area of", then solving the problem needs more focus. A hands on exam would probably reveal a generalized arch pain consistent with the beginning of arthritis, ligament strain and tendonitis. Try supportive shoes ...Read more

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Arch of right foot itched terribly for 2 days. Now there is a quarter size lump on the arch of my foot that is painful to touch and swelling as well in bottom of foot. Causes???

Arch of right foot itched terribly for 2 days. Now there is a quarter size lump on the arch of my foot that is painful to touch and swelling as well in bottom of foot. Causes???

Itch and lump: Itching followed by the appearance of a lump suggests an allergic reaction(angioedema) or an insect bite. These should not be very tender to the touch,however. See your Physician or a podiatrist if symptoms persist. ...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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Whats causing pain in left foot arch?

Whats 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 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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