Foot Pain in the Top of the Arch

Foot Pain in the Top of the Arch depends on whether you are feeling pain within the arch itself, or if most of the pain is at the top of the foot. Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common sources foot pain in the world and it is felt at the bottom of the foot. There are many different causes of pain at the top of the foot. Please follow our guide to learn more.



Is the Pain in the Arch or on Top of the Foot above the Arch?

1)Foot Pain in the Arch

Pain occurring in within the actual arch is almost always due to a condition called plantar fasciitis, this is a ligament that runs across the bottom off your foot holding the front of the foot against the ground. This ligament can be thought of as almost a continuation of the Achilles tendon around the bottom of the heel that follows along the bottom of your foot and inserts into your forefoot.

Foot Pain in the Top of the Arch

The plantar fascia can very easily become overloaded and enter into a cycle of breaking down and healing itself called inflammation. This is one of the most common problems in foot medicine that a podiatrist must address and we have come up with a complete guide to get you through this pain!

Complete Painful Arch Treatment Guide


2)Foot Pain on Top of the Foot



Pain occurring at the top of the foot is not usually due to one very common condition like foot pain in the arch. Instead there can be very main smaller problems that are occurring. It is possible to have any of the following:

Foot Pain in the Top of the Arch

Bone Spurs, Stress Fracture, Nerve Entrapment, Ball of the Foot pain, Extensor Tendinitis, Tight Footwear, Sprains of the Mid-tarsal joint, Ganglionic Cysts, Pregnancy, Ingrown Toenails and Hammertoes.

Foot Pain on Top of the Foot Guide


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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.