Arch Pain (cont.)
Exams and Tests
The doctor will take a brief history to determine how the injury occurred. If necessary, a thorough physical exam may be conducted to evaluate for any other injuries. Taking your workout shoes to the exam may also provide valuable information to the medical practitioner.
- Both feet will be physically and visually examined by
the medical practitioner. The foot and arch will be touched and manipulated
possibly with a lot of pressure and inspected to identify obvious deformities,
tender spots, or any differences in the bones of the foot and arch.
- The medical practitioner will examine how the muscles of your foot function. These tests may involve holding or moving your foot and ankle against
resistance; you may also asked to stand, walk, or even run. Pain caused by
movements may indicate the cause of the pain.
- The nerves in the foot will be tested to make sure no
injury has occurred there.
- An x-ray, MRI, or bone scan of the foot
and arch may be taken to determine if there are changes in the makeup of the
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