Common Injuries and Remedies (Arch Pain)

Since running is one of the most stressful activities in multisport, expect that some injuries may occur to the runners. They may sustain injury to any part of the body however, since they are running, the most common part of the body being used is the lower extremities. Once the lower extremities are being overused, injury may occur anytime, such as injury on the arch of the foot that may cause arch pain.

Arch pain is the inflammation or/and burning sensation at the arch of the foot. It is caused by inflammation due to excessive stretching of the plantar fascia (a diverse band of fibrous tissue along the base of the foot surface), commonly caused by over-pronation (excessive inward motion). Generally, the cause of arch pain is a common condition named plantar fasciitis.

Arch pain is extreme in the morning when the individual first gets out of bed or after hours of resting. If such a condition is left untreated and the strain on the longitudinal arch continues, there is a possibility that a heel spur (a bony protrusion) may develop. Treatment of arch pain usually begins with conservative treatment before the individual is required to undergo radical treatment. This conservative treatment includes foot massage and medically designed orthotic insoles, such as WalkFit. WalkFit orthotics is a foot support system intended to help relieve over-pronation, while avoiding further foot injury and strain. Designed with full-length and prescription-like arch support, WalkFit orthotics are ideal for complete comfort, foot support, correct mechanics and posture, and can treat and prevent foot arch pain. In most cases, this conservative treatment will resolve the problem.