Causes of Pain in the Arch of the Foot and Stretches and Treatments to Improve Recovery
Pain in the bottom of the foot - NHS
Back to Foot pain. Pain in the bottom of your foot ball, arch or sole will often get better in a few weeks. See a GP if it does not improve. Find an urgent treatment centre. Pain in the bottom of your foot is often caused by exercising too much or wearing shoes that are too tight. Page last reviewed: 1 April Next review due: 1 April Pain in the bottom of the foot.
Foot arch pain is a common problem, largely due to the amount of pressure going through our feet, especially if you are on your feet a lot. This is because the muscles and tendons that support the foot arches have to work hard to stabilise the foot and can quickly fatigue resulting in pain on the bottom of the foot. Weakness and tightness in the foot muscles changes how the forces go through the feet and up the legs so foot arch pain is often associated with back and knee pain too.
Metatarsalgia refers to pain and inflammation in the ball of the foot. This is the area between the arches and toes on the bottom of the foot. Metatarsalgia centers under the five bones at the bases of the toes, the metatarsals. The pain of metatarsalgia can be caused by a number of conditions and can have varied treatments. Anyone can get metatarsalgia, although runners and others who take part in high impact sports or spend more time on their forefoot have the condition more frequently than others.