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Pain in the tendon of the arch

Discussion in 'Ask your questions here' started by JohnEc, May 1, 2019.

  1. JohnEc

    JohnEc New Member

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    I’ve been looking for similar symptoms in Google but can’t find it so I thought I would ask here. When I put my search terms in it often comes back with plantar fasciitis but in that case, the inflammation shows on the bottom of the foot near the heel. In my case, all of the pain is located in the tendon but only in the center of the arch. It is the left foot and I have had no injury that I am aware of. I walk about a mile a day and the only other concern I have is that my weight is at an all-time high of 235 For a male 5’11”, 54 yrs old. I will say that it hasn’t hurt to walk yet but at night when I take my shoe off that tendon is extremely painful to touch. I tried using a vibrating massager on it but I don’t think it has done much to alleviate the pain. I’m just wondering if this is something that will go away on its own or will I be dealing with this from here on out? Many thanks for the read.
  2. Craig Payne

    Craig Payne Super Moderator

    Hard to say without seeing. Plantar fasciitis can occur in the middle of the arch. There are several tendons in that area, so could be any one of them.
  3. JohnEc

    JohnEc New Member

    Let me just ask, if it was PF, is there anything I can do at home to alleviate the pain? Ironically, while I’ve been dealing with this for months, today was the first day I felt it while standing.
  4. JohnEc

    JohnEc New Member

    Btw, while there might be lots of tendons, the pain is in that largest one that runs along the outside. You can see it particularly well when you bend your toes up.
  5. dRochers

    dRochers New Member

    These all might be wild guesses. You should have an x-ray and see a doctor
  6. poddoc

    poddoc Guest

    Without looking on the internet, my guess is that the top things that internet would say are rest, ice, NSAID's and arch supports.
  7. Aminator

    Aminator Guest

    Hello, just chiming in re: arch pain. I’ve been having swelling/pain in RT arch for 8 wks now. Had x-ray and bone scan w/tracer injected, both neg. for stress fracture. Can’t bare weight without pretty intense pain. Don’t feel it’s healthy to keep on Anti inflammatory med.s this long.
    Dr. Just prescribed a prescription strength anti inflammatory. My question, should I suck it up and start forcing myself to stretch out the plantar fascia and bare weight or could this tear something? Thanks for any advice...just want to be able to take a walk again soon!

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