What conditions are associated with plantar heel pain under the arch?

Updated: Feb 10, 2020
  • Author: Vinod K Panchbhavi, MD, FACS; Chief Editor: Thomas M DeBerardino, MD  more...
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Conditions that can be associated with pain under the arch include the following:

  • Distal plantar fasciitis - The tenderness is under the midfoot, and, as opposed to proximal plantar fasciitis, dorsiflexion of the toes aggravates pain
  • Plantar fibromatosis - Painful nodules or lumps are palpable in the plantar fascia [10]

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