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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

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Dr. Scott Keith
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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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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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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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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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