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What type of physician should I see for foot arch discomfort?

What type of physician should I see for foot arch discomfort?

Podiatrist: You can see a podiatrist, a foot specialist. They have the initials dpm at the end of their name. ...Read more

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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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I have a foot cramp (in my arch) that has persisted for 3 days. What can I do to help and what kind of doctor or therapist should I see?

I have a foot cramp (in my arch) that has persisted for 3 days.  What can I do to help and what kind of doctor or therapist should I see?

A podiatrist: deals only with feet and could surely help you. A foot doctor can may sure you have the right kind of shoes and walk correctly, that your electrolytes are normal and can give you exercises to relax your cramp. Hope you feel better. ...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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What can I do when my ankle brace is digging into foot arch?

What can I do when my ankle brace is digging into foot arch?

Depends: Some of the ankle braces are adjustable if it is that is one way, check to see if the size is proper. I don't know if it is directly on your skin if it is try putting your sock on first, you can try padding it as well with something like adhesive moleskin. Lastly, if all else fails get a different brand brace. ...Read more

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What causes visible pulsating/ vibrating in right foot arch?

What causes visible pulsating/ vibrating in right foot arch?

A swollen vessel: There are a network of vessels that criss-cross the foot in the are of the arch. Sometimes if a vessel is engorged (like a swollen vein) a "pulse" can be felt and it may be adjacent to one of the nerves that cross that site. It could cause some vibration sensation as well as some discomfort. Have a podiatrist examine it to determine what is going on. ...Read more

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I have a flat foot arch. Is a support mold needed to get properorthotics?

I have a flat foot arch. Is a support mold needed to get properorthotics?

Orthotics: Yes - a proper cast/mold of the foot is absolutely critical to making the orthotics. See your podiatrist for help ...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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Can a foot arch fracture aggrivate plantar facsi?

Can a foot arch fracture aggrivate plantar facsi?

Without Question: Arch fracture can certainly aggravate previous plantar fascitis. Get your bone fracture healed with immobilization when healed the fascitis may be gone. ...Read more

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