Arch pain can be the result of one or a combination of conditions that develop in the sole of the foot. Patients will often describe a tightness, pulling, strain, burning or ripping sensation through the mid arch of the foot, in front of the heel but behind the ball of the foot. The pain in the arch can come on suddenly as in a one off day of increased walking or a sporting event, or progressively over a period of time as in walking in inappropriate shoes. Arch pain can be present every day and can be consistently present, in that it interferes with day to day activity. It will often feel worse in bare feet or thongs or flat and flimsy shoes such as ballet flats. In extreme cases the pain can be excruciating and can cause burning and throbbing in bed at night.
Foot Drop Symptoms, Steppage Gait & Other Warning Signs
Arch Pain | Symptoms, Causes & Treatment by Sydney Heel Pain
Here are some examples of exercises for you to try. The exercises may be suggested for a condition or for rehabilitation. Start each exercise slowly. Ease off the exercises if you start to have pain. You will be told when to start these exercises and which ones will work best for you. You may want to place a pillow under your knees for this exercise. Follow-up care is a key part of your treatment and safety.
A relatively new solution to the problem of feet sliding in heels is shoe bumps. These come in a variety of options from foam to resin, and are inserted under the toe joints. Think speed bumps- but for high heels; these work by providing grip for your toes and traction for your foot, preventing your feet from sliding forward in your heels as you walk.
The symptoms of foot drop may occur gradually or appear suddenly, making it difficult to stand, walk, or lift the affected foot. The walking pattern or gait of the person typically changes to compensate for the weakness in the foot muscles. The symptoms of foot drop vary depending on the type and severity of the underlying condition.