Foot Arch and Heel Pain

Foot Arch and Heel Pain

Foot Arch and Heel Pain is most commonly caused by: a painful arch, heel bone spurs, a degenerated fat pad, plantar fibromas, nerve pain and stress fractures! Learn what to do about them!

Most Likely

Foot Arch and Heel Pain

A Painful Foot Arch is caused by a condition known as plantar fasciitis. This is overused and inflamed tissue at the bottom of your foot. Learn how to treat it.

Symptoms:

  • Pain along the arch or bottom of the heel.
  • Worse in the morning and after rest.
  • Better with massaging, icing and 30 minutes of movement.

 

Foot Arch and Heel Pain

A plantar fascia strain is a traumatic event! It occurs in a similar site to plantar fasciitis, but you definitely know you have it. It does not come on gradually! Most people can hear or feel a pop, then you develop a large amount of bruising in the tissue at the bottom of the foot.

Symptoms:

  • Traumatic injury.
  • Obvious pain on the bottom of the foot that does not get better.
  • Possible Bruising.

 

Foot Arch and Heel Pain

Heel Spur pain is similar to arch pain or plantar fasciitis. It is the result of the ligaments at the bottom of the foot stretching the heel bone. It eventually over years forms a spur.

Symptoms:

  • Pain along the arch or bottom of the heel.
  • Worse in the morning and after rest.
  • Better with massaging, icing and 30 minutes of movement.

 

Foot Arch and Heel Pain

Foot Fat Pad Atrophy results in a decrease of cushioning at the bottom of your heel. This is common in older people. It can lead to aching under the heel bone.

Symptoms:

  • Chronic aching pain.
  • Gets worse with more activity.
  • Gradually onsets over years.

 

Foot Arch and Heel Pain

A plantar fibroma is a small pebble of scar tissue that forms on the bottom of your foot. It is very obvious once you read this!

Symptoms:

  • A small pebble under the skin.
  • Appears over months or years.
  • Sore due to walking, but not painful to the touch.

 

 

Posterior Tibial Nerve Entrapment

 

The posterior tibial nerve runs along the back and inside of the ankle. If it is constricted you will feel feel numbness, burning and tingling.

Symptoms:

  • Numbness.
  • Burning.
  • Tingling.

 

Foot Arch and Heel Pain

Bruising of the heel is very similar  results in an injury to the cushioning at the bottom of your heel. This is common in older people. It can lead to aching under the heel bone.

Symptoms:

  • Chronic aching pain.
  • Gets worse with more activity.

 

Foot Arch and Heel Pain

 

This can happen without a traumatic injury. Usually in people who have increased their activity recently! There is little inflammation like in plantar fasciitis.

Symptoms:

  • Chronic aching pain.
  • Gets worse with more activity.

 

Less Likely

  1. Medial Calcaneal nerve entrapment
  2. Talar stress fractures
  3. Retrocalcaneal Bursitis

 

Good Luck!