What is arch pain?
There are many conditions in the arch of the foot and a firm diagnosis and treatment plan should be established when symptoms arise. Common conditions such as plantar fascia pain, over use of the arch, tendonitis and muscle strains can be routinely diagnosed by our podiatry team.
Uncommon conditions such as fractures, stress fractures and systemic conditions; for example rheumatoid arthritis, osteo-arthritis ( degenerative change ) and rare conditions such as charcot marie tooth disease may require investigation and a specific management plan to be discussed with you by our podiatry team.
The most common cause of arch pain relates to faulty structure of the foot and over training during sports or exercise. A common cause of arch pain is usually flat feet. People have flat feet for various reasons. Children can have flat feet from a young age. There are two types of congential flat feet; Flexible and None flexible. Children’s flat feet and arches usually self correct through prescribed exercises, orthotics or simply monitoring. It is important to seek a podiatry opinion on whether children’s feet are flexible or none flexible. This would then identify whether your child requires treatment or monitoring. In adulthood there are also many causes of arch pain and flat feet. A list of potential causes are listed here: Adult acquired flat foot (PTTD), sports, arthritis, after injury, long term bunion, after fracture, footwear, post pregnancy, age, weight, medical history and many more!
Wearing supportive footwear can help arch pain such as trainers, however it is always sensible to seek medical attention.
We can help to diagnose your concern and recommend a treatment programme to suit your condition.
Our experienced podiatry team will assess your foot in an initial consultation and provide you with an appropriate management plan which may include:
- Padding and Strapping
- Strength and conditioning programme
- Night splint
- Soft tissue mobilisation
- Extracorporeal shockwave therapy
How to book:
If you are a New Patient, please schedule an Initial Consultation online, click here: BOOK ONLINE. Existing patients can also schedule a follow-up consultation online: BOOK ONLINE . Please check your podiatrists Bio here: About us Alternatively call: 02071646607 to speak to our friendly booking team Monday-Thursday 9am-5pm OR Friday 9am-3:30pm.
Insurance and Fees:
We accept most major private medical insurance companies including BUPA, Vitality, WPA, Cigna, AVIVA and Simply Health. A full list of our consultation fees including self-pay can be found here: Insurance and Fees. Our Podiatry team are health care professional council registered, meaning they are required to maintain professional standards and continued professional development. As an organisation we have invested in the latest diagnostic technology in order to help our podiatry team, help you. We have onsite diagnostic ultrasound available at Maidenhead and Earlsfield clinics. Pressure analysis available at Maidenhead and Earlsfield clinics with treadmill examinations.