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Sole Problems

The soles of our feet can be used excessively, especially if you’re an athlete or if you spend most of your day standing or walking. Because they are used so much, they are susceptible to problems like injuries and conditions. Some people refer to the soles of the feet as the arch, heel or the ball of the foot. Not one person is wrong, as the sole stretches from the heel to the toes.

To get started, all you need to do is click on the title of the article below that you are most interested in. Feel free to spend time browsing this section to learn more about the soles, or browse additional sections to learn more about problems and conditions that can affect the feet.

Problems & Conditions of Soles of the Feet:

  • Plantar Warts

    Plantar warts are found only on the soles of your heels. Learn more about what causes them, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment options for these warts.

  • Pes Cavus

    Take a look at your foot. Do you have extremely high arches? If so, you may have this condition. Although it’s not as common as other conditions, treatment options can range from simple to complex surgery.

  • Overpronation

    Do you have overpronation? Find out more about the symptoms, complications and treatment options for an overpronated foot.

  • Flat Feet or Fallen Arches

    Flat feet is a condition that can affect children, teens, adults and seniors. Learn more about what causes it, how it’s diagnosed and the proper treatment options.

  • Bottom of Foot Pain

    Pain felt in the bottom of the foot can be a serious problem or it could be due to things such as overuse. Learn more about the symptoms, causes and treatment methods used to relieve bottom of the foot pain.

  • Ball of Foot Pain

    This is a symptom that there is an underlying problem at work. Learn more about what causes pain in the ball of the foot, treatment options and when you should see a doctor.

  • Arch Pain

    Arch pain is a symptom of another problem, however there are various causes as to why the arch pain is present. Learn more about diagnosing and treating arch pain.

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