If you have arch pain, you probably have a hard time walking, being active, or even just wearing your favourite pair of shoes. If you’re tired of your arch pain taking over, here are a few simple things you can do to find some relief:
- Wear orthotics—If you suffer from arch pain, wearing custom orthotics can give your arch some much-needed support while stabilizing your heel and easing some of the stress being put on your posterior tibialis tendon. At Abbott Foot & Ankle Clinic, we’d be more than happy to discuss the idea of creating some custom orthotics for your feet.
- Strengthen your muscles—Make sure that you’re regularly stretching out your Achilles tendon. This can make your tibialis posterior tendon strong, which in turn, may be able to help with the arch pain you’re dealing with.
- Wear supportive shoes—The shoes you wear should support your feet whenever you’re going about your daily activities. For example, if you’re a runner, the shoes you wear when you go out for a job should be able to successfully support your feet.
Go for cold therapy—If your arches are hurting and an over-the-counter pain reliever just isn’t helping, you can try applying cold therapy to your feet. This can involve using cold massagers, wraps, or ice packs on the bottom of your feet.