Arch pain (usually Plantar Fasciitis) is pain that is usually felt first thing in the morning or after rising from a prolonged resting position. The pain usually increases following an increase in activity involving the feet.
The causes of arch pain include: weight, a foot injury, overuse, abnormal biomechanics of the foot (e.g. flat feet or abnormal pronation), footwear, certain activities, inappropriate training and medical conditions (eg. Rheumatoid Arthritis).
Treatment of arch pain include: weight reduction, rest, ice, activity modification, anti-inflammatory products, sports massage, stretching, strengthening, acupuncture, strapping, steroid injection, ultrasound, orthotics, extracorporeal shockwave therapy, iontopheosis, and changing shoes.
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