Arch Pain

Arch pain is a very common foot problem. Arch pain is commonly experienced with your first steps after getting out of bed in the morning and also after long walks or prolonged standing.

Arch pain occurring in the morning is due to the fact that ligaments under the foot (including the Plantar Fascia) become tight and contracted during the night.

After getting up in the morning with your first steps the fascia can still be tight and prone to irritation when suddenly stretched. When walking or standing for long periods, the plantar fascia can become inflamed and painful.



What are the causes of Arch Pain?

Arch pain is commonly caused by Plantar Fasciitis. This is Latin for inflammation of the Plantar Fascia - the fibrous band of ligament that connects the heel bone to the toes. A person with arch pain usually suffers from inflammation of the tissues in the mid-foot area. The arch of the foot is formed by the Plantar Fascia, which tightens and relaxes during the different phases of gait. The Plantar Fascia plays an important role in proper foot function, transferring weight from the heel to the toes. When the fascia are inflamed, simple movements can be quite painful.

Plantar Fasciitis is caused by over stretching and pulling of the Plantar Fascia. Repeated strain causes small tears in the ligament. This can then lead to inflammation, irritation, pain and swelling. Arch pain is more likely to happen when:

- your feet roll inward and the arches flatten (overpronation)
- you walk, stand, or run for long periods of time, especially on hard surfaces
- you are overweight
- you have tight Achilles tendons or tight calf muscles

Treatment options for Arch Pain

Various medical studies have proven that the most effective way of dealing with arch pain is a combination of stretching exercises and wearing an orthotic in your shoes. The same treatment regime is also very effective for the treatment of heel pain and heel spurs.

Footlogics are orthotic insoles developed by Podiatrists to help prevent overpronation and support your arches. They release the tension on the Plantar Fascia, thereby treating the cause of arch pain.

Footlogics orthotics are a simple, easy, low-cost solution to arch pain. The unique combination of support and cushioning often provides instant relief to arch pain.

Stretching of the Achilles Tendon, calf muscles and hamstrings is also recommended as it creates more muscle flexibility thereby reducing excess strain on the Plantar Fascia. The hamstrings, calf muscles, Achilles Tendon and Plantar Fascia all work together during gait and tightness in one area can cause problems in another.


Recommended products for arch pain

Footlogics - Casual


Space saving orthotics to provide foot comfort.  The Footlogics Casual is a 3/4 length orthotic developed by Podiatrists.  It provides relief for Plantar Fasciitis (heel pain) and other common foot complaints.  The Casual fits in all types of flat or low-heeled slip-on shoes without laces.  More about Footlogics Casual here.


Footlogics - Comfort

Footlogics Comfort Orthotic 

Orthotics designed to provide foot comfort while standing or walking on your feet all day.  The Footlogics Comfort is a full-length orthotic developed by Podiatrists.  The Comfort provides relief for Plantar Fasciitis (heel pain), Ball of Foot pain, and other common foot complaints.  It fits in all types of lace-up shoes including joggers and also suitable for work boots.  More about Footlogics Comfort here.


Footlogics - Sports


Orthotics to provides relief for sports injuries.  Footlogics Sports are high quality full-length sports orthotics developed by Podiatrists.  The Sports provides relief for sports injuries like Plantar Fasciitis (heel pain), Achilles Tendonitis, Shin Splints and Runner’s knee.  It corrects overpronation, fallen arches and flat feet.  The Footlogics Sport is designed to fit in running and walking shoes, cross-trainers, tennis and basketball shoes. It is also suitable for hiking shoes and boots.  More about Footlogics Sports here.