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Exercises For High Arches
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.
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Cavus: Cavus. This is generally associatrd with varus and is therefore often called cavovarus. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
See below: The best would be a custom orthotic made from a mold of your foot. ...Read more
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
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
None: That work well.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
No best: You need to try on shoes and find what is the most comfortable. ...Read more
Yes: It may take a while to get used to them. Stick with it. ...Read more