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Arch Pain

Posted by Ellen on 7/08/01 at 09:11 (052456)

Is burning pain in the arches considered a symptom of PF? No pain in the heel area at all and little pain in the morning. I have custom orthotics and custom birkenstocks. Initially was seen by Pod for possible neuroma but it was not atypical and he used conservative treatment - ie. shoe inserts, anti-inflamatories, and eventually cortisone shots every 4 months for about a year. Pain in toe area disappeared upon taking Viox and getting the custom orthotics but pain in the arch became much more severe. Eventually, pain in calves became severe. PT made everything much worse! Tentative diagnosis was PF but was with reservation. Now Pod is going to adjust orthotics to see if that will help. Could it even be PF?

Re: Arch Pain

Dr. Marlene Reid on 7/11/01 at hrmin (052742)

Two common differential diagnoses for PF are 1) Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome (burning and shooting pains, often at rest or night time) and 2) Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction which is more painful with walking and often seems as if your arches are falling. PF is often misdiagnosed for both of these.

Re: Arch Pain

Dr. Marlene Reid on 7/11/01 at hrmin (052742)

Two common differential diagnoses for PF are 1) Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome (burning and shooting pains, often at rest or night time) and 2) Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction which is more painful with walking and often seems as if your arches are falling. PF is often misdiagnosed for both of these.