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Types of Foot Arch Pain

The arches of the feet work to transfer the weight from the heels to the toes when you walk. When the tendons and ligaments of the foot, which make up the arch, are inflamed they can cause pain and discomfort. The main type of arch pain comes from plantar fasciitis. The plantar fascia is a band of tissue that connects the toes to the heels, and it can become inflamed and painful. Another cause of arch pain is a bone fracture or sprained ligament. Arthritis and flat feet also may result in arch pain. The type and cause of the arch pain will dictate how to handle it. Grade 1 arch pain happens during activity. Grade 2 occurs before and after the activity but doesn’t impede the activity itself. Grade 3 arch pain occurs before, during, and after activity, and it also affects performance. Finally, with Grade 4 arch pain, activity is difficult, and pain is constant. For more information on how to deal with foot arch pain, it is suggested that you make an appointment with a podiatrist.

Foot Pain

Foot pain can be extremely painful and debilitating. If you have a foot pain, consult with Daniel Bell, DPM from Florida. Our doctor will assess your condition and provide you with quality foot and ankle treatment.


Foot pain is a very broad condition that could be caused by one or more ailments. The most common include:

  • Bunions
  • Hammertoes
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Bone Spurs
  • Corns
  • Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Ingrown Toenails
  • Arthritis (such as Gout, Rheumatoid, and Osteoarthritis)
  • Flat Feet
  • Injury (from stress fractures, broken toe, foot, ankle, Achilles tendon ruptures, and sprains)
  • And more


To figure out the cause of foot pain, podiatrists utilize several different methods. This can range from simple visual inspections and sensation tests to X-rays and MRI scans. Prior medical history, family medical history, and any recent physical traumatic events will all be taken into consideration for a proper diagnosis.


Treatment depends upon the cause of the foot pain. Whether it is resting, staying off the foot, or having surgery; podiatrists have a number of treatment options available for foot pain.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office located in Pembroke Pines and Plantation, FL . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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