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Causes of Foot Arch Pain

Foot arch pain can affect people of all ages and activity levels. The arches of the foot serve a vital role in absorbing shock and distributing weight during activities like walking, running, and jumping. However, when the arch is strained or stressed, it can lead to discomfort ranging from mild to severe, and may negatively affect your daily activities. Foot arch pain can arise from various causes, including injuries, overuse, and structural differences in the feet. Underlying conditions like plantar fasciitis or posterior tibial tendon dysfunction are other possible causes. Seeking assistance from a podiatrist is necessary for an accurate diagnosis and a tailored treatment plan. A podiatrist specializes in diagnosing and treating foot and ankle conditions through physical examinations and imaging tests in order to identify the root cause of your foot arch pain.  Treatment options may include prescription medications, custom orthotics, immobilization devices, or surgery in persistent or severe cases. To alleviate discomfort from foot arch pain and restore your mobility, it is suggested that you schedule an appointment with a podiatrist. 

Foot Pain

Foot pain can be extremely painful and debilitating. If you have a foot pain, consult with one of our podiatrists from Foot Doctors of Utica. Our doctors will assess your condition and provide you with quality foot and ankle treatment.


Foot pain is a very broad condition that could be caused by one or more ailments. The most common include:

  • Bunions
  • Hammertoes
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Bone Spurs
  • Corns
  • Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Ingrown Toenails
  • Arthritis (such as Gout, Rheumatoid, and Osteoarthritis)
  • Flat Feet
  • Injury (from stress fractures, broken toe, foot, ankle, Achilles tendon ruptures, and sprains)
  • And more


To figure out the cause of foot pain, podiatrists utilize several different methods. This can range from simple visual inspections and sensation tests to X-rays and MRI scans. Prior medical history, family medical history, and any recent physical traumatic events will all be taken into consideration for a proper diagnosis.


Treatment depends upon the cause of the foot pain. Whether it is resting, staying off the foot, or having surgery; podiatrists have a number of treatment options available for foot pain.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our offices located in Herkimer, and New Hartford, NY . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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