What Causes Pain in the Arches of Your Feet?
Posted on Dec 07, 2016

The arches of your feet are one of the body’s first lines of defense as you walk. With every step you take you're absorbing stress and stabilizing your weight.

We’ve evolved to the point that the arches can adapt and move on even the most uneven surfaces. So when the arches of your feet hurt you may question why one of the most important support system in your body is aching?

There are a few reasons why you may be hurting, and here’s how you identify them.

Flat Feet

A normal arch creates a curve up towards the inside of the foot. Tendons and ligaments in the foot support the arch. Flat feet occur when your arch collapses. When someone with flat feet stands the entire bottom side of their feet touches the ground.

Flat feet can lead to problems across your entire body. Your entire skeletal structure is affected by this condition. A fallen arch can bring your joints out of alignment, make your tendons and ligaments weaken, and cause your arches to ache.

Excessive Pronation

Pronation is an essential part of walking or running. When your heel strikes the ground it locks (supinates) to absorb shock. Afterwards your foot rolls in and your heel pushes outwards. These actions combine to form probation.

If your foot rolls too far inward your body is over pronating. This condition can cause problems throughout your entire body since your foot isn’t properly absorbing shock.

Over-pronating is common in individuals with flat feet or low arches, and commonly causes pain.

Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is one of the leading causes of foot pain in the country. Millions of people suffer from the condition, which affects the plantar fascia. The plantar fascia is a band of connective tissues that stretch from the heel to the ball of the foot. Too much stress on the tissue can cause over tightening and inflammation. Once this occurs plantar fasciitis begins to cause pain in the heel and along the arch.

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