Spot on Bottom of the Foot Hurts
A Spot on Bottom of the Foot Hurts, especially in the arch of the foot is usually known as plantar fasciitis. This is when the arch of your foot becomes stretched and painful after heavy walking or in older age after walking on your feet for many years.
Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common foot disorders encountered by podiatrists and is extremely common in people with flat feet or people who stay on their feet for long periods of time.
Symptoms of the bottom of the foot hurting:
- Feet hurt in the arch on bottom of the feet when you wake up.
- Feet hurt after you have been sitting or resting.
- Arch pain before you start an activity that gets better after you start walking (30 minutes or so).
- Pain is worse when you stand barefoot rather than in shoes.
- It feels better after you massage it out for a little bit.
What if I have a hard lump on the Arch of my foot:
If you have a hard lump or nodule on the bottom of your foot- suspect a plantar fibroma:
- Ice your foot with a frozen water bottle for 15-20mins.
- Massage your foot with a tennis ball while watching TV.
- Stretch your calf muscles.
- Stretch your foot’s plantar fascia.
- Elevate the foot.
- Over the counter orthotics.
- Better shoes.
- Take a 2 week course of anti-inflammatory medication.
-We have designed a complete guide that takes you from start to finish in taking care of the bottom of your foot pain. Most people can treat plantar fasciitis with non-invasive treatment, but approximately 5-10% of people may eventually need injections or surgery.
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