Arch pain arises from many possible causes, but one of the most common, plantar fasciitis, can cause enough arch and heel pain to make it hard to walk. At Metropolitan Foot and Ankle Specialists, the doctors have extensive experience identifying the exact cause of your arch pain and developing a treatment plan to get you back into action. Arch pain should never go untreated, so call their office in Aurora, Colorado or use online booking to schedule an appointment.
The arches in your feet support your body weight while absorbing shock every time you take a step. As a result, they’re susceptible to pain from many possible causes.
You may develop arch pain from:
One of the most common causes of arch pain, however, is damage to the plantar fascia, which is a band of connective tissue that runs from your heel to your toes. The plantar fascia helps absorb shock, and it’s also responsible for supporting your arch.
Plantar fasciitis, inflammation of the plantar fascia, is known for causing pain in your heel, arch, or both. The most common causes of plantar fasciitis include:
Treatment depends on the cause of your arch pain, but conservative measures are used first unless you have a ruptured ligament or fracture. One or more of the following treatments are advisable:
When conservative measures don’t relieve your symptoms, the doctors at Metropolitan Foot and Ankle Specialists may recommend treatment using the Topaz technique. During this procedure, a needle-like wand is inserted numerous times into the affected fascia or tendon, creating a grid-like pattern around the damaged tissues.
As the Topaz emits radiofrequency energy, it causes microscopic trauma, which improves blood supply to the injured area and triggers your body’s natural healing process. Over time, new tissue growth replaces old tissues, and damaged tissues are restored.
The process takes about 20 minutes and the doctor performs it while you're sedated. Afterward, you’ll wear a walking boot for about a week; then you should be able to switch to athletic shoes with orthotics.
To get relief from arch pain, call Metropolitan Foot and Ankle Specialists or book an appointment online.