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question about foot arch pain

Posted by jen on 4/10/04 at 09:44 (148642)

my arch in my foot has been hurting me really bad for about a week and it is not getting better. iam a very active person and run and do aerobics weekly. i have done been able to do any of my activities lately. i bought some arch supports but it still hurts! do u know what i might have!!

Re: question about foot arch pain

Ed Davis, DPM on 4/10/04 at 11:31 (148646)

Could be simple arch stain or PF. Seek professional help if the problem persists. In the meantime: rest, obtain shoes with adequate support and possibly an over the counter orthotic. The best, OTC orthotics, in my opinion are Superfeet: http://www.superfeet.com

Re: question about foot arch pain

carolw on 4/10/04 at 15:12 (148664)

What is the difference in arch strain and PF?

Thanks for the link to Superfeet.

Re: question about foot arch pain

Ed Davis, DPM on 4/14/04 at 15:55 (148884)

Arch strain implies any acute stretching of the structures of the arch including the plantar fascia. Plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of a specific structure, the plantar fascia, with most cases here being longstanding or chronic plantar fasciitis.