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Why Does My Foot Hurt In The Arch or Instep Area?

Does your foot hurt in the arch area?  Maybe the pain is the top of the foot or instep area?   Do shoes increase the pain in either area?   These conditions may be related, but they may be individual problems.   All these conditions have treatment options...

What are the common causes of the pain?

  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Lisfranc Fracture/Dislocation
  • Bone Spurs
  • Fractures
  • Posterior Tibial Tendonitis (PTTD)
  • Accessory Navicular
  • Plantar Fibroma
  • Soft Tissue Mass
  • Infection
  • Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Pes Planus (Flat Foot)
  • Pes Cavus (High Arched Foot)
  • Pronation Syndrome
  • Supination Syndrome
  • Neuropathy
Brandt R Gibson, DPM
Podiatrist, Neuropathy Doctor, Father of 11 and Founder of Mountain West Foot & Ankle Institute