Arch and Heel Pain

Poor biomechanics is generally the underlying cause of most types of Arch and Heel Pain. Biomechanics is how our feet interact with the ground or the surface we walk, run or play on. Improper biomechanics places too much stress on the heel bone, ligaments, nerves or other structures of the foot. Other contributing factors could be walking or jumping on hard surfaces, poorly made footwear or being overweight. Other health conditions like gout, arthritis, circulatory problems, etc. can also cause pain in this area.

Causes of Arch and Heel Pain

  • Poor Biomechanics (often this is inherited from your parents)
  • Injury or Trauma
  • Obesity
  • Muscle imbalance or tightness of the muscles on the back of the leg
  • Bone deformity
  • Over-stretching the long band of tissue that connects the heel and the ball of the foot
  • Over-training or improper warm ups