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What is a good insole for someone with high arches?

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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Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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High Arches (Definition)

High arches are a clinical finding in which the curve of the foot extends higher than it normally does, possibly resulting in foot pain ...Read more


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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

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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?

Is it possible to restore high arches?

Maybe: "restore" is a strong concept. I take it to mean you want your arches rebuilt. This takes extensive surgery. You can attempt to re-establish your arch with orthotics. This may help your problem, but won't necessarily "cure" it. ...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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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