Dorsal Compression Syndrome

Dorsal Compression Syndrome: This results in compression and inflammation at the top of the foot. It also causes stretching of the ligaments at the bottom!




What Is Dorsal Compression Syndrome?

Dorsal compression syndrome occurs when there is excessive strain placed on the arch of the foot.

  • The bottom of the arch becomes stretched.
  • This is one of the most common causes of foot pain in the world.
  • The top of the foot becomes compressed.
  • The top of the foot can form arthritis.
  • It can also caused trapped nerves that cause numbness, burning and tingling.


Dorsal Compression Syndrome
The top of the foot compresses and the bottom of the foot stretches due to opposing forces.



1) Symptoms of the Arch Stretching.

  • The stretching of the arch will cause plantar fasciitis.
  • This results in heel and arch pain.
  • This pain is the worst in the morning.


Dorsal Compression Syndrome
Dorsal compression syndrome causes stretching at the bottom of the foot. This is most common as arch pain and heel pain.

Treatment Of Arch Stretching:

  • Arch and heel pain is one of the most common foot problems.
  • It is very well researched and studied.
  • Due to this, 90% of people can now be treated with conservative treatment.

Follow our Home Treatment Guide:

Arch stretching foot pain
Treatment is based on decreasing pain, massage, stretching and arch support!




2) Symptoms of the Midfoot Compression.

  • This can cause both nerve irritation and arthritis.
  • Nerve irritation manifests as numbness, burning and tingling.
  • If you have a bony irritation and bump on the top of the foot, this is arthritis.


Treatment Of The Midfoot Compression:

  • The top of the foot pain is usually due to nerve irritation.
  • Nerve pain can be controlled very well at home.
  • In 1-2 weeks with this treatment guide, the nerve pain should disappear!

Jump to our complete home treatment guide:

top of the foot pain compression
Compression at the top of the foot usually causes neuritis, this can very easily be treated at home!



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The Top Of The Foot Pain Guide.


About the author

The Modern Podiatrist (Foot and Ankle Specialist Doctor):Today's podiatrist is required to undergo rigorous medical training that licenses them as physicians with equivalent legal standing to the MD and DO degree (These are physician recognized licenses most common only in the USA). Although admittedly the training does differ between the three degrees. The differences are listed below.In Michigan Podiatrists are trained and authorized to perform surgery in the foot and ankle up to the tibial tubercle below the knee.All our podiatrists and foot doctors have undergone rigorous training including a 4 undergraduate college degree, writing the medical school entrance exam (MCAT), followed by a 4 year medical school degree (DPM - Doctor of Podiatric Medicine),Once podiatrists in the USA complete the rigorous 4 year medical school courses, they are required to complete a minimum of 3 years of a surgical and non-surgical residency program. Some podiatrists and foot doctors then choose to go on to further fellowship training specializing in various forms of specialty such as diabetic surgery or reconstructive foot and ankle surgery.The training is not over yet! Each podiatrist must be judged by a governing body where they submit their surgical cases and are reviewed regularly to ensure excellent results. This is a career long evaluation with board qualifications and certifications every few years.So have faith that today's podiatrist is your best choice for your foot and ankle problems! We are able to approach you foot and ankle problems from a non-surgery perspective, but that when necessary we can provide you with the treatment that you need!All articles written by this account are considered to be for educational purposes only. It is impossible for us to truly assess your condition and the advice we give here is meant to give you a basis to then follow up with your podiatrist and foot doctor later.If you have any questions at all, or there is anything that we can help you with, please feel free to contact our office or email us. Podiatrists provide medically necessary treatment which should be covered by valid insurance plans, we are not a cosmetic or elective medical specialty.