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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. Michael Kleerekoper
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High Arches (Definition)

cavus. This is generally associatrd with varus and is ...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?

Yes: With surgery, unlikely without surgery. Orthotics can restore while you wear them but will not hold correction once removed. ...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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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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What is the definition or description of: High arches?

Cavus: cavus. This is generally associatrd with varus and is therefore often called cavovarus. ...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

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Can you tell me if there are any positive affects of having very high arches?

There are some:: Usually, less prone to developing extensive wear and tear in the foot joints, less know for developing a bunion deformity... Watch out for toes getting curled/ contracted ensure your shoes do not impinge on the top of the foot nerves and tendons. ...Read more

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Could orthotics help with high arches?

Yes: A custom orthotic will help to support a high arched foot especially a bow strung plantar fascia that can become symptomatic. ...Read more

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Could custom orthotics help high arches?

Could custom orthotics help high arches?

Definately yes: A custom orthotic made to fit your foot will redistribute pressure across the entire foot, can ease heel pain, arch pain, even knee and low back pain. You need to see a podiatrist to have a cast taken. Don't use a cast where you step into a foam box- not accurate enough, either plaster or computer scan. The computer is not better than plaster- only neater. ...Read more

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Are orthotics helpful for people with high arches?

Yes, but not all : An orthotic helps to balance and stabilize your mechanics. A high-arched foot has unique issues that a properly made custom orthotic can address. However, most off the shelf insoles are geared to flat feet and may not help you as much as you'd like. ...Read more

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What’s the benefit of orthotics if I have high arches?

What’s the benefit of orthotics if I have high arches?

Support: An orthotic may properly support your arch which can be helpful if you are having pain. The orthotic may also improve the biomechanics of your lower extremity. ...Read more

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