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How do I relieve high arches pain?

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

Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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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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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?

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 run track(hurdles and polevault) my feet have been hurting and i was told to ask about fallen arches. I usually have high arches but when the pain began i noticed they were not nearly as high and a muscle feels pulled above my arch. My ankle also rolls

I run track(hurdles and polevault) my feet have been hurting and i was told to ask about fallen arches. I usually have high arches but when the pain began i noticed they were not nearly as high and a muscle feels pulled above my arch. My ankle also rolls

It : It could be all your activities have led to one or more ligaments to fatigue or even become sprained. Also, there is a major tendon that inserts into the center of the arch that begins as a muscle in the leg. The tendon could have been injured, and now it's unable to do its job in supporting the arch. A podiatrist or foot and ankle orthopedist is the place to start with this. Feel better. ...Read more

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Is it good to have high arches?

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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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?

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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