• Dale Dale
    November 12, 2011
    What would cause a dull pain in the arch and top of the side of the foot while walking, but not standing in one spot? And only on one foot? No injury has occured, and no swelling aparent?
    Dale Dale
    November 12, 2011

FROM OUR EXPERTS

  • Cort
    Health Guide
    November 14, 2011
    Cort
    Health Guide
    November 14, 2011

    Pain in the arch is often caused by an inflammation of the big plantar fascia tendon that runs from the heels to the toes in a condition called plantar fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis is usually caused by 'micro-injuries' ie small injuries that you not notice which occur over time.

     

    Stretching exercises, anti-inflammatories, ice and rest (and elevating your feet), inserts in your shoes, using shoes that provide enough cushion and fit well may be able to help. 

     

    If those don't work then a trip to the podiatrist is in order. A case of quite painful plantar fasciitis cleared up for me with inserts a podiatrist ordered for me. Good luck! 


FROM OUR COMMUNITY

You should know Answers to your question are meant to provide general health information but should not replace medical advice you receive from a doctor. No answers should be viewed as a diagnosis or recommended treatment for a condition. Content posted by community members does not necessarily reflect the views of Remedy Health Media, which also reserves the right to remove material deemed inappropriate.