See a doctor if you think you have any of these symptoms. Tendons heal best when you get the right treatment as soon as possible after the injury. Some tendon injuries can get worse without the right treatment. Foot tendon tears are usually caused by a fall on the foot or sudden pressure on the tendon. It can also be caused by repetitive use of the foot and ankle in ways that put stress on the tendon.
Causes and treatments for pain in the arch of the foot
Foot Tendon Tears | Orthopedics
Call Now: Proud Partner of the St. Luke's Provider Care Network. Your foot actually contains two arches: the longitudinal arch which runs the length of your foot, and the transverse arch also known as the metatarsal arch which spans the width of your foot. There are 24 bones which create the arches and these bones are held together through their unique interlocking shapes and ligaments. If any of these structures or their interaction are damaged or faulty, arch pain may occur.
A plantar fibroma is a fibrous knot nodule in the arch of the foot. It is embedded within the plantar fascia, a band of tissue that extends from the heel to the toes on the bottom of the foot. A plantar fibroma can develop in one or both feet, is benign nonmalignant and usually will not go away or get smaller without treatment. Definitive causes for this condition have not been clearly identified. The characteristic sign of a plantar fibroma is a noticeable lump in the arch that feels firm to the touch.
The pain will often get worse when trying to walk, or when doing other activities. The pain may also feel as though it moves down the foot or up the leg. Other symptoms may include:. The symptoms of foot tendinitis may mimic other, more severe conditions. Imaging tests may be needed to rule out or confirm foot tendinitis.