Just like heel pain, arch pain must also be diagnosed at an early stage, because chances of it to get worse as time passes is very large and it can become harder and harder to manage. Fortunately treatment options are available depending on the severity of the pain you are suffering with.
Let’s just go through some general treatments which we can go through. The most effective method of treatment of arch pain is the placement of arch supports in the shoes. This counteracts the strain produced on the foot arches by biomechanical errors, causing them to cease stretching excessively.
A good specialist can recommend the inserts suitable to your needs, which will depend on the shape of your arches. These supports should lessen your symptoms within days. Always Change your shoes to a pair that result in less pain in the arch of the foot. In some cases this may mean wearing a sneaker with more support and for others this may be like wearing a shoe with a slight heel rather than a flatter one.
First figure out which activities are causing the pain in your case. In some cases arch pain might start when you get involved in a new sport like running or activity such as a job that requires you to stand for a long period of time. You may need to rest for a while until the pain settles. This may involve sitting at work instead of standing or avoiding running until you are pain free.
Soaking your feet in warm to hot foot baths is both relaxing and also a very good foot care.Homemade foot bath recipes are easy to make and can be tailored to your personal tastes. This will help to give you relief from pain to some extent.
Seek a specialist’s help if the pain persists for long. Early treatment is the key. Your podiatrist will diagnose the cause of the pain and may recommend orthotic therapy. They will check your shoes to see if they are a contributing factor of the pain.