• Arch Problems and Treatment Options

    The arches of the feet are designed to absorb force from daily activities like walking and running, so injury or damage to the arches can significantly disrupt everyday life.

    Common conditions that cause arch pain include trauma, sprains, muscle strains, overuse and stress fractures, arthritis, neuromas and plantar fasciitis. Problems of this nature may be worsened by poor posture, excess body weight, or improperly fitting footwear.

    When it comes to treating arch pain, the most important step is to identify the underlying cause. Once the root cause is identified, treatment may include changes to your fitness routine, the use of special footwear or custom orthotics, and physical therapy to improve anatomical abnormalities that might contribute to arch pain.

    Under the care of Dr. Joe George at MK Orthopaedics, you can find effective relief for arch pain so that you can enjoy all the activities you love on your feet. To schedule a consultation with Dr. George, call (815) 741-6900. MK Orthopaedics has offices in Joliet, Bolingbrook, Mokena and Channahon.