Arch Pain

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Summary

The arch of the foot is a complex, weight-bearing structure that accepts and transfers load, can adapt to uneven terrain and provide shock absorption. Many different injuries and conditions can cause arch pain. This article serves as a guide to the conditions described in the Myfootshop.com Foot and Ankle Knowledge Base.

Symptoms

Symptoms can vary with each injury or condition. This article is a guide to conditions found on this site.

Description

The arch of the foot consists of multiple bones called tarsal and metatarsal bones. Tarsal bones are strong, load-bearing bones that interlock like a jigsaw puzzle, connected by dense ligaments and surrounding tendons. Motion in the arch takes place in a series of joints called the midtarsal joints. 

The following is a list of common arch conditions. Click on each highlighted link for more information.

When to Call Your Doctor

Arch pain that does not respond to a reasonable period of conservative care should be evaluated by your podiatrist or orthopedist.

Author(s) and date

Dr. Jeffrey OsterThis article was written by Myfootshop.com medical director Jeffrey A. Oster, DPM

Competing Interests - None

Cite this article as - Oster, Jeffrey.  Arch Pain. http://www.myfootshop.com/articles/arch-pain

Most recent article update - December 8, 2018.

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