Posted by: Debbie | 2009-01-07

Foot arch pain

Hi doc

my husband has a pain in the arch of his foot and its usually worse when he gets up in the morning. He'  s quite a sporty person and plays soccer quite frequently. What could be causing this pain? could it be he'  s shoes, the sports?

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Hallo Debbie
This is often due to overexertion of the small muscles of the foot or micro tears in the plantar fascia or connective tissue. He can try anti-inflammatories like Brufen or Neurofen but resting the foot a while (week or two) is also important. If this does not help he needs to see a doctor - other treatments include cortisone injections, plaster of paris, and physiotherapy. Avoid surgery if possible
Dr Bets

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