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High Arch Foot
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Psychiatric: A fetish is defined as an irrational, or abnormal fixation or preoccupation. Perhaps psychiatric help can help you overcome this. ...Read more
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
How can physical changes in foot from untreated compartment syndrome - high arch, cavus foot, & claw toes - be fixed? Can an Achilles lengthening fix?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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