The arches in your feet help your body adapt to uneven surfaces and provide stabilization when you move. There are many potential causes of arch pain, usually originating from an injury or abnormality in your foot. At Abbott Foot and Ankle Clinic, we can assess your condition and determine the cause of your arch pain. We have many effective solutions available to bring you relief from pain and better support your feet. Here are a few things you can do at home to help with arch pain.
- Wear Proper Shoes. Your shoes should evenly distribute your weight while standing and walking. High heels put extreme pressure on small areas of your feet and will exacerbate your arch pain.
- Rest. Reducing the activity that puts pressure on your arches will help reduce the pain you feel. If you are having problems with arch pain, consider taking time to lift your feet and relax. Allow your muscles to rest and repair themselves.
- Ice. To reduce swelling, apply an ice pack to your arch and other sore areas. This will help relieve inflammation and lessen the pain you feel.
- Wear Custom Orthotics. At our office, we can create custom orthotics that will better support your feet as you go about your day. We take a 3D laser image of your foot to custom design support that will maintain proper alignment of your foot and body.
If you want to learn more about solutions we can offer for arch pain, give us a call today. We can help with any foot or ankle concerns you may have.