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Diagnosis and Treatment of Arch Pain

Experiencing arch pain in your foot can be uncomfortable and potentially lead to complications if not addressed promptly. As the pain persists or worsens, seeking help from a podiatrist is essential. This medically trained foot doctor can employ various techniques to diagnose the underlying causes of your arch pain. During a physical examination, the doctor assesses the pain’s location, evaluates ligaments, and checks for signs of infection or inflammation. Taking X-rays can provide a comprehensive view of the foot’s structure, which aids in detecting structural problems or injuries that may be contributing to the pain. In more complex cases, advanced imaging techniques, like MRI and CT scans, offer detailed images of bones and tendons, enabling a more precise diagnosis. In certain situations, an ultrasound scan may be recommended for pinpoint accuracy. Rest is fundamental, involving a break from activities that stress the feet. Supportive shoes with arch supports and night splints for conditions like plantar fasciitis can also provide relief. For help in dealing with pain in the arch of your foot, it is suggested that you make an appointment with a podiatrist. 

Foot Pain

Foot pain can be extremely painful and debilitating. If you have a foot pain, consult with our podiatrist from Dr. Powers Foot and Ankle. Our doctor will assess your condition and provide you with quality foot and ankle treatment.


Foot pain is a very broad condition that could be caused by one or more ailments. The most common include:

  • Bunions
  • Hammertoes
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Bone Spurs
  • Corns
  • Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Ingrown Toenails
  • Arthritis (such as Gout, Rheumatoid, and Osteoarthritis)
  • Flat Feet
  • Injury (from stress fractures, broken toe, foot, ankle, Achilles tendon ruptures, and sprains)
  • And more


To figure out the cause of foot pain, podiatrists utilize several different methods. This can range from simple visual inspections and sensation tests to X-rays and MRI scans. Prior medical history, family medical history, and any recent physical traumatic events will all be taken into consideration for a proper diagnosis.


Treatment depends upon the cause of the foot pain. Whether it is resting, staying off the foot, or having surgery; podiatrists have a number of treatment options available for foot pain.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact one of our offices located in Bloomington, Bedford, and Washington, IN . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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