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Doctor insights on: Sore High Arch Running Plantar Stretches

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Why does a flexible high arch have to pronate when running?

Why does a flexible high arch have to pronate when running?

Foot pronation: In general your foot engages the ground at heel strike in neutral supinates through your toe strike and then primates through toe off regardless of your arch some people have more or less of each position depending on a multitude of other factors aside from your arch. But having a high arch versus a flat foot inverts your foot and it tends to actually promate less on toe off. ...Read more

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High Arches (Definition)

cavus. This is generally associatrd with varus and is ...Read more


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What is the best running shoes for high arch foot?

What is the best running shoes for high arch foot?

I like New Balance: If you have a high arch you will probably need an orthotic in any shoe you try. ...Read more

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People with high arches have to pronate when running faster to push off the big toe, otherwise we supinate?

People with high arches have to pronate when running faster to push off the big toe, otherwise we supinate?

Depends on rigidity: The problem with high arches is that the pressure can be shifted to the later side of the foot and increase stress on both the bony and ligament outs and tendonous structures laterally and lead to injuries such as stress injuries to the fifth metatarsal, perineal tendon injuries and recurrent lateral ankle injuries. Often a runner losses the advantage of a strong big toe push off. Orthotic insole. ...Read more

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How can I help treat plantar fasciitis without using steroids. Also I have a high arch and I am underweight.

How can I help treat plantar fasciitis without using steroids. Also I have a high arch and I am underweight.

Combo treatment. : If you have plantar fasciitis, and hurt most with the first few steps in the morning, the more you can do together, the better: #1: supportive shoes. #2: firm inserts or orthotics. #3: oral antiinflammatories (check with your doctor). #4: stretching your foot and calf. #5: icing (10 min at a time). You may also need physical therapy, cortisone injections, or eswt if available in your area. ...Read more

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Chronic plantar fasciiitis plus high arches--doctor put foot in walking cast 7 days ago and pain has been much worse since then--is cast a mistake?

Chronic plantar fasciiitis plus high arches--doctor put foot in walking cast 7 days ago and pain has been much worse since  then--is cast a mistake?

Not a mistake but...: The main thing needed to alleviate symptoms of plantar fasciitis is good arch support. There are many options, including doctor-customized shoe insoles (orthotics) which can run up to $300/pair or ones you can buy online and customize on your own at home for far cheaper. The latter is probably the better choice. As a runner, I suffer from PF too, and since using orthotics my PF pain is gone. ...Read more

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Sharp pain, foot arch, no where else. Not worse in am. Occurs when running long distances, I have high arches and tight calves?

Sharp pain, foot arch, no where else.  Not worse in am.  Occurs when running long distances, I have high arches and tight calves?

Tendon pain?: Consider FHL tendonitis as a possibility. Calf stretching and foot intrinsic strengthening, plus softer orthotics may help. A break for 1-3 weeks from long-distance runs may benefit you. Shorter, painless runs on non-consecutive days. Also, flatter surfaces for now. If I can be of future help, then join my care team at www.healthtap.com/dr-clarkeholmes ...Read more

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Soreness in heel of foot. Assuming plantar fasciitis. If so what is the most effective means of treatment. I'm quite active running. ?

Soreness in heel of foot. Assuming plantar fasciitis. If so what is the most effective means of treatment. I'm quite active running. ?

Plantar fascitis: Stretching of the plantar fascia ,during the day and at night. Go online and look up the diagrams that show the proper way of stretching. A short course of NSAIDs . , decreasing by 20% the amount of time you are running can also help ...Read more

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Whats the best shoe or in sole for plantar fascitis. Its the arches that get sore, hard to walk in morning. From standing at work. ?

Whats the best shoe or in sole for plantar fascitis. Its the arches that get sore, hard to walk in morning. From standing at work. ?

Support: You need a shoe that has good midsole and rear heel support. There are too many shoes out there these days that are too soft/flexible. This causes the fascia to be under repetitive strain. Orthotics (insoles) can be of benefit. See your local doctor to be evaluated. ...Read more

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The arch of one of my feet hurts after running. What should I do? For exercise i ran for 5 miles in an hour one week ago. This was more than normal, but in my opinion not that much. The next day my right foot's arch was sore and is still sore today. T

The arch of one of my feet hurts after running.  What should I do? For exercise i ran for 5 miles in an hour one week ago.  This was more than normal, but in my opinion not that much.  The next day my right foot's arch was sore and is still sore today.  T

Treatment options: Begin with rest, ice massage, otc anti-inflammatories, & stretching the foot/ heel throughout the day. Make sure you are wearing shoes with an appropriate amount of support... Consider shoe inserts (arch support), and wearing night splints... Prp or steriod injections may be considered after the above options. For more information please see http://drmarkgalland.Com/what-is-plantar-fasciitis/. ...Read more

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What is the best arch support or brace to wear for plantar fasciitis while running long distances?

What is the best arch support or brace to wear for plantar fasciitis while running long distances?

A custom orthotic!: A good, supportive shoe and a custom orthotic is the very best. See your podiatrist for recommendations on shoes for your particular feet, and ask them about over the counter vs. Custom orthotics. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if high arches cause any problems?

Can you tell me if high arches cause any problems?

Yes: Too high an arch is associated with hammertoes, callouses on the bottom of the feet, arch heel knee and low back pain. A high arch has little shock absorption and needs a softer type orthotic. ...Read more

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What’s the benefit of orthotics if I have high arches?

What’s the benefit of orthotics if I have high arches?

Support: An orthotic may properly support your arch which can be helpful if you are having pain. The orthotic may also improve the biomechanics of your lower extremity. ...Read more

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What athletic shoes are good for people with high arches?

See below.: Whatever feels good on your feet. Often you may need to remove the insole and replace them with proper orthotics. ...Read more

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How can I know if I have a flat foot or high arch?

How can I know if I have a flat foot or high arch?

Stand up: And then look at your ...You can examine your own arch height by looking down or in a mirror. ...Read more

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How to get rid of the pain in my feet do to high arches?

How to get rid of the pain in my feet do to high arches?

See Podiatrist: You will get a full examination and you will get the treatment you need, including orthotics if necessary. ...Read more

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Is it true walking bare foot is not good if you have high arches?

It depends on factor: Anything in moderation is fine however high arched feet may be more prone to problems with increased activity its always a good rule to start slowly on a soft surface, but in the long run a good pair of shoes and an orhtoses may be helpful as well. ...Read more

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