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Is it possible to have a high arch foot without it being cavus?

Is it possible to have a high arch foot without it being cavus?

Cavus means highArch: The word cavus means high arched foot basically, although it is usually called pes cavus.So the answer is no.But having a high arch does not mean you will have problems! sometimes it can be an issue, but not always. I recommend getting shoes that provide good support for your foot. That probably means getting specialized evaluation from more than a shoe store assistant. See orthotic specialist. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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High Arches (Definition)

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


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I have a high arch foot but that never gave me pain or problem until now with lots of pain. What can be happening?

I have a high arch foot but that never gave me pain or problem until now with lots of pain. What can be happening?

Arthritic changes: Just because you have a high arch it doesn't have to hurt, but after some wear and tear, symptoms can set in. The transverse arch begins to loose some of its range of motion and therefore making it hard to adapt to ground reactive forces. An insole is a great way to support this area. The custom made ones are the best. The store bought ones might not have the support you need. ...Read more

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What are some methods to overcome high arch foot fetish?

What are some methods to overcome high arch foot fetish?

Psychiatric: A fetish is defined as an irrational, or abnormal fixation or preoccupation. Perhaps psychiatric help can help you overcome this. ...Read more

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Did a custom insole for high arch foot using foam mold. Is it OK?

Did a custom insole for high arch foot using foam mold. Is it OK?

Foam mold: Yes as long as the person taking the impression
knows about foot mechanics and proper positioning
alternatives

1. 3d scan

2. plaster mold ...Read more

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What is the best running shoes for high arch foot?

What is the best running shoes for high arch foot?

I like New Balance: If you have a high arch you will probably need an orthotic in any shoe you try. ...Read more

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Is it possible that a tight plantar fasciitis cause a high arched foot?

Is it possible that a tight plantar fasciitis cause a high arched foot?

Plantar fascia: A tight plantar fascia will not cause you to have a high arched foot. This is a boney configuration. ...Read more

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Can a tight plantar fasciitis brace cause a high arched foot?

Can a tight plantar fasciitis brace cause a high arched foot?

No: It would help support the plantar fascia but cannot cause a foot to becomr "high arched". ...Read more

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How can physical changes in foot from untreated compartment syndrome - high arch, cavus foot, & claw toes - be fixed? Can an Achilles lengthening fix?

How can physical changes in foot from untreated compartment syndrome - high arch, cavus foot, & claw toes - be fixed? Can an Achilles lengthening fix?

No : Achilles lengthening won't fix those problems. Try to avoid any more surgical intervention until it's all you have left. Exhaust physical therapy & other noninvasive treatments first. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a high arch and my foot hurt when it is lifted of the floor?

What to do if I have a high arch and my foot hurt when it is lifted of the floor?

May have plantar: Fasciitis. Does it hurt in the morning as well? You should see a podiatrist for an actual diagnosis and for inserts to provide better arch support. This could also be causing some of your back pain. Avoid wearing high heels. Arch support will be most important along with podiatrist visit, but you could try freezing a gold ball or water bottle and placing on the ground, massaging bottom of foot. ...Read more

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Chronic plantar fasciiitis plus high arches--doctor put foot in walking cast 7 days ago and pain has been much worse since then--is cast a mistake?

Chronic plantar fasciiitis plus high arches--doctor put foot in walking cast 7 days ago and pain has been much worse since  then--is cast a mistake?

Not a mistake but...: The main thing needed to alleviate symptoms of plantar fasciitis is good arch support. There are many options, including doctor-customized shoe insoles (orthotics) which can run up to $300/pair or ones you can buy online and customize on your own at home for far cheaper. The latter is probably the better choice. As a runner, I suffer from PF too, and since using orthotics my PF pain is gone. ...Read more

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Do high foot arches cause any problems?

Do high foot  arches cause any problems?

Yes: Although the definition is subjective, high arches (known clinically as "pes cavus") are associated with a variety of problems related to foot supination and relative inflexibility. Ankle sprains are most common, ankle impingement and stress fractures of the metatarsals and calcaneus (heel) are also more common than in "normal arched" individuals. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have high foot arches?

How do you know if you have high foot  arches?

High arch: People can have high arch feet and low arch feet. Both are ok if they do not have pain on walking. If you put weight on both feet, while standing, and your inside arches are way off the floor, you have high arches. ...Read more

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I have high arched feet and foot pain on the bottom pads of my feet, what to do?

I have high arched feet and foot pain on the bottom pads of my feet, what to do?

Increased pressure: High arch feet have pressure only on the heels, a narrow strip outside of foot and across ball of the foot. An orthotic can help redistribute pressure across the entire foot. Otc pads help only a little. From port jeff station. ...Read more

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How could i correct high foot arch?

How could i correct high  foot arch?

Not possible: There is no way to "correct" the structure of your foot (non surgically). If symptommatic, orthotics can be used to "adjust" the foot. If truly symptommatic, surgical options exist. ...Read more

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What is the diagnosis for high foot arch and muscle cramps?

What is the diagnosis for high foot arch and muscle cramps?

See below: High arch feet are usually referred to as a pes cavus foot type. Often muscle cramps are due to overworking of the muscles and may cause plantar fasciitis. ...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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What shoes good for people with high arch feet ?

What shoes good for people with high arch feet ?

New Balance: I like new balance. They have good support and are available in all widths. ...Read more

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How can custom foot orthoses help someone with high arches?

Greater support: Custom orthotics can provide greater support to the plantar foot, especially in individuals who have high arches. ...Read more

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What shoes good for people with high arches on their feet?

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

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Do you think foot arch supports are helpful? Have really high arches.

Yes: They help to support the foot and decrease the strain on the arch. ...Read more

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I am experiencing foot pain. The following also describes me: High arches. What should I do?

I am experiencing foot pain. The following also describes me: High arches. What should I do?

Be seen: There are a multitude of potential causes of foot pain, particularly in someone who has a high plantar arch. If it is bad enough, don't hesitate to be seen for an accurate diagnosis and treatment options. ...Read more

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I work 12 hr shifts, and have very high arches in my feet. What types of boots can help me with my work?

Orthotics?: Rather than a special type of work boots might try some accommodative orthotics. These conform to the shape of your foot and may make you feet feel more comfortable when standing for a long time. ...Read more

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High arch, extreme pain outer-edge of foot. Sometimes wakes me up at night. Arch supports only temporary relief. Is there something else i can do?

Orthotics: Take anti inflammatories like alleve, 2 in the morning, 2 at night for 10 days. Avoid overuse during that time.
If not better, visit a podiatrist for perhaps an orthotic for your shoes. They will also examine you and make a proper diagnosis. ...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