Arch Pain and Strain
Pain across the bottom of the foot at any point ranging from heel and ball of the foot can be referred to as arch pain. Though this pain is nonspecific, it is often due to strain or inflammation of the plantar fascia, which is a long ligament on the bottom of the foot.
Most often, arch pain and strain develops from overuse, shoes that are not supportive, or an acute injury. If arch pain persists beyond a few days, see a Cleveland Foot & Ankle Clinic physician for treatment and prevention.