Non-operative Arch Pain Treatment

A complete diagnosis from a health professional is essential in the management of arch pain. Advice should be sought on the adequacy of footwear. Women should avoid high-heeled shoes. Both men and women should select footwear that has a reasonable heel with soft leather uppers, shock absorbing soles, and removable foot insoles. In addition, stretching exercises for the calf muscles and the arch may be needed. Remember to continue with stretching exercises long after the symptoms are gone. Activity levels and the types of activities (both work- and sports-related) may need to be modified to aid in recovery.

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