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High arched foot

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What is a high arched foot (also know as a cavus foot or a supinated)?

Cavus foot is a condition which the foot has a very high arch.

It is because of this high arch that excessive weight is placed on the ball and heel of the foot
with walking or standing.

It can lead to a variety of condition such as pain and instability. Occurring at any age and can occur in 1 or both feet.

Symptoms of this condition

The arch of a 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.

If a foot drop is present this is usually due to an underlying neurologic condition.

Treatments we provide for a high arched foot

  • Mobilisation
  • Stretching
  • Massage
  • Custom made orthotic devices

  • High-topped shoes support the ankle, and shoes with heels a little wider on the bottom add stability
  • Bracing

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