HIGH ARCHED FOOT-TYPE CAUSES AND TREATMENTS
posted: Jul 20, 2018.
What is a High Arched foot type?
The arch of a pes cavus foot will appear high even when standing. In addition, one or more of the following symptoms may be present:
- Hammertoes (bent toes) or claw toes (toes clenched like a fist)
- Calluses on the ball, side or heel of the foot
- Pain when standing or walking
- An unstable foot due to the heel tilting inward, which can lead to ankle sprains
Some people with cavus foot may also experience foot drop, a weakness of the muscles in the foot and ankle that results in dragging the foot when taking a step. Foot drop is usually a sign of an underlying neurologic condition.
Treatment of a pes cavus foot type includes: regular debridement or treatment of calluses, and orthotics or insoles that have cushioning features to help with shock absorption that is usually not present in a pes cavus foot type. If you or a loved one has a high arched foot type and are experiencing signs and symptoms it is important to get your feet checked out - book an appointment with a chiropodist if this is you!
Brought to you by Doctor John A. Hardy, owner of Toronto's foot clinic, Academy Foot and Orthotics Clinic.