The term arch pain describes an injury to the plantar fascia ligament of the foot. The plantar fascia is a strong fibrous band that runs along the bottom of the foot, starting from the heel bone, spanning the arch, and subsequently inserting into the ball of the foot. Excessive stress on the plantar fascia results in repetitive microtrauma, causing mild tears of the ligament. Arch pain is a common injury in runners and affects both the recreational and the professional runner. However, a ...

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