Arch pain: Three issues that can cause it besides plantar fasciitis

Biocorrect, LLC


Your foot arch runs from the ball of your foot to your heel, and many people automatically think that pain in the foot arch is caused by plantar fasciitis. However, this is not the only issue that can lead to pain in this part of your foot. 

Foot pain itself is a common issue. Medical researchers report that 24% of the people surveyed said they had frequent foot pain. Although many cases of arch pain are related to plantar fasciitis, not every case of arch pain is caused by this condition. Medical professionals can help you learn about other problems that may be causing your arch pain. Also, certified pedorthists can help you find custom orthotics that can address your arch pain

Arch pain that’s not plantar fasciitis can be caused by these three issues

The plantar fascia is a connective tissue structure that runs along the arch of your foot, and it plays a major role in supporting the foot arch. Yet, not having plantar fasciitis doesn’t mean you can’t feel pain in your foot arch. A few of the other issues that can trigger arch pain include: 

  • Posterior tibial tendon dysfunction (PTTD) — The posterior tibial tendon connects the calf muscle to the inside of your foot. It also helps support the arch of the foot. PTTD occurs when this tendon becomes irritated or inflamed. It can lead to symptoms like arch pain, swelling and difficulty raising your heel off the ground. 

  • Structural issues with the arch — Abnormal foot arch structure can also trigger arch pain. The two most common foot arch structural issues are flat feet and high arches, or cavus foot. These issues can develop as a result of foot injuries. They can also be caused by a genetically inherited structural abnormality. 

  • Overpronation — The way your foot moves as you walk or run can also lead to arch pain. The most common movement that causes this type of pain is overpronation. Your foot naturally rolls inward as it takes your weight; yet, some people’s feet overpronate, or roll too far inward. People who overpronate tend to have more wear on the heels and inner side of their shoe soles. 

  • Biocorrect offers custom orthotics that can address arch pain that’s not plantar fasciitis

    Keen to address arch pain that’s not plantar fasciitis? Our Biocorrect team is ready and willing to help you find custom orthotics that can help with your arch pain. Our team includes certified pedorthists who are experienced at analyzing the movement of your feet and the rest of your lower body. They’ll also take a foam impression of your feet to use as a basis for your custom orthotics.

    Contact us today for more information about all the orthotic products we offer or to schedule an initial appointment with one of our certified pedorthists.