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Pain in the Arch of the Foot

Pain in the arch of the foot is an incredibly common symptom. During our lives, many of us will suffer from arch pain, or similar foot and ankle pain. Sometimes, arch pain can be caused by something as simple as heavy exercise. If the pain in your foot lessens after a few weeks you’re likely in the clear. However, if your arch pain has persisted for a while, you might have an underlying condition that requires treatment. In this post on orthoflexx.com, we’re going to explore some of the possible causes of pain in the arch of the foot. Then, we’ll take a look at some tried and tested treatment methods, such as arch support insoles, to get back your...

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Treatment for Flat Feet

Flat feet is a medical term that refers to a low or lessened arch on the bottom of the foot. This may sound strange, but flat feet are actually an incredibly common issue that affects up to 30% of the US population. Usually, flat feet won’t cause you any trouble in your day-to-day life, but the effects of flat feet can cause pain for 1 in 10 sufferers. This means flat feet can make participating in sports and hobbies a challenging experience, and even being on your feet for long periods of time can cause aches that only seem to get worse. If you think you might be flat-footed then don’t fear, there are a range of things you can...

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How is Plantar Fasciitis Treated?

Plantar fasciitis results from collagen breakdown of the plantar fascia at the heel bone and surrounding structures. It is one of the most common causes of heel pain. It is caused by inflammation of the plantar fascia - a strong sheet of tissue that extends from the heel of the foot and spreads out to connect the toes. The plantar fascia helps to maintain the physiological biomechanics of the foot...

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