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.

Spot on Bottom of the Foot Hurts

Plantar Fasciitis 4 Stage Treatment Guide


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:



Treatment for A Spot on Bottom of the Foot Hurts:

  • 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.

Our Four Stage Treatment 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.