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Is it good to have high arches?

Is it good to have high arches?

Not necessarilly: High arch folks can have just as many foot problems as their flatfoot counterparts


High arch feet are more prone for ankle sprains or unstable ankles, heel pain and forefoot pain under the ball of the foot. ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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High Arches (Definition)

cavus. This is generally associatrd with varus and is ...Read more


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How do I relieve high arches pain?

How do I relieve high arches pain?

Find cause first!: High arches don't by themselves necessarily cause pain. I would find a reason for your arch pain and then proceed to treatment.

You can find an orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon in your area at www.Aofas. Org. Good luck! ...Read more

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What problems can high arches cause?

Pain: In arch, ball of foot, hammer toes. Heel pain are a few problems. Having a high arch may also be asymptomatic. ...Read more

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Is it possible to restore high arches?

Yes: With surgery, unlikely without surgery. Orthotics can restore while you wear them but will not hold correction once removed. ...Read more

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How can you tell if you have high arches?

Shower: Step in some water, then walk on the floor. If you only see water from the outer part of the foot, heel and ball of the foot, your arch is high. ...Read more

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What can I do to know if I have high arches?

What can I do to know if I have high arches?

Foot prints exam...: Look at your wet foot prints on a smooth floor:
the outside of them should be very thin, with nothing on the inside aspect of the midfoot area of the print — taken when standing. If you see the above — you have high arches that do not flatten under your body weight. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if high arches cause any problems?

Yes: Too high an arch is associated with hammertoes, callouses on the bottom of the feet, arch heel knee and low back pain. A high arch has little shock absorption and needs a softer type orthotic. ...Read more

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What is a good insole for someone with high arches?

Custom Orthotics: If you have a nigh arch, most otc inserts willnot offer enough support. See your local podiatrist and ask about custom orthotics, that are made to fit your arches. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: High arches?

Cavus: Cavus. This is generally associatrd with varus and is therefore often called cavovarus. ...Read more

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Can the fact that I have high arches lead to any long term complication?

Not really: People live their whole lives with high arched feet and can never develop a problem that requires any type of professional care. ...Read more

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What to do if I have very high arches, what should I buy or do about it?

Depends: If you are having pain then see a podiatrist for evaluation.
If no pain then you may need an orthotic to go into your shoe and balance your foot.
Stay with lace up shoes, these should be more comfortable. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if there are any positive affects of having very high arches?

There are some:: Usually, less prone to developing extensive wear and tear in the foot joints, less know for developing a bunion deformity...
Watch out for toes getting curled/ contracted
ensure your shoes do not impinge on the top of the foot nerves and tendons. ...Read more

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Are high-arches of the feet advantageous in any way?

High arched: High arches usually accompany a rigid foot. This foot type is better for running and jumping. ...Read more

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If you have high arches, should your adductors or abductors tend to be tight?

High arches: They both can be tight depending on high is high. Is there a valgus or varus deformity as well. Is there inversion or eversion problems? Ask a foot doctor. ...Read more

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Could orthotics help with high arches?

Yes: A custom orthotic will help to support a high arched foot especially a bow strung plantar fascia that can become symptomatic. ...Read more

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Could custom orthotics help high arches?

Could custom orthotics help high arches?

Definately yes: A custom orthotic made to fit your foot will redistribute pressure across the entire foot, can ease heel pain, arch pain, even knee and low back pain. You need to see a podiatrist to have a cast taken. Don't use a cast where you step into a foam box- not accurate enough, either plaster or computer scan. The computer is not better than plaster- only neater. ...Read more

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Are orthotics helpful for people with high arches?

Yes, but not all : An orthotic helps to balance and stabilize your mechanics. A high-arched foot has unique issues that a properly made custom orthotic can address. However, most off the shelf insoles are geared to flat feet and may not help you as much as you'd like. ...Read more

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What’s the benefit of orthotics if I have high arches?

What’s the benefit of orthotics if I have high arches?

Support: An orthotic may properly support your arch which can be helpful if you are having pain. The orthotic may also improve the biomechanics of your lower extremity. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the best recommended arch supports for medium/high arches?

See below: The best would be a custom orthotic made from a mold of your foot. ...Read more

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If high arches, should I get custom-made orthotics or buy them at drugstore?

High arches: I would see a podiatrist first to determine which is better. Depends on if you have a rigid high arch or do u get some collapse of the arch when you stand ...Read more

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What are the best shoes for high arches?

There : Are no shoes for high arch feet. Good supportive tennis shoes probably work best. I suggest new balance. ...Read more

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What treatment really helps medium to high arches?

What treatment really helps medium to high arches?

Support: Look for shoes that have good arch support built in to them. Avoid flats, and if needed, add an over-the-counter arch support to them.

If these measures prove insufficient see a podiatrist. You might need a custom-made arch support (foot orthoses) to help. ...Read more

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What kind of shoes are recommended for people with really high arches?

What kind of shoes are recommended for people with really high arches?

Nothing specific: You are going to have to try on many shoes to find smothing that feels correct on your feet. I would avoid slip on shoes, such as loafers. ...Read more

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I have (really) high arches. What shoes are most comfortable to wear?

I have (really) high arches. What shoes are most comfortable to wear?

No best: You need to try on shoes and find what is the most comfortable. ...Read more

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Which kind of shoes would provide support for people with high arches?

None: Shoes are may to fit the majority of people, sorry to say folks with high arches lose out.
In general good running shoes have the best arch, you may want to have a custom "orthotic" made to support your feet. ...Read more

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Does anybody know of a brand of arch support that really helps medium to high arches?

Arch support: To truly help, you need real orthotics. See your podiatrist as I tell my patients, there is nothing made 100, 000 at a time that knows what you need. Good luck. ...Read more

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I need help with high arches and feet pain?

I need help with high arches and feet pain?

Arch supports...: Custom orthotics, proper consultation with the foot dr. ...Read more