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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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Dr. Bernard Seif
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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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How do you know if you have high foot arches?

How do you know if you have high foot  arches?

High arch: People can have high arch feet and low arch feet. Both are ok if they do not have pain on walking. If you put weight on both feet, while standing, and your inside arches are way off the floor, you have high arches. ...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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What is the diagnosis for high foot arch and muscle cramps?

What is the diagnosis for high foot arch and muscle cramps?

See below: High arch feet are usually referred to as a pes cavus foot type. Often muscle cramps are due to overworking of the muscles and may cause plantar fasciitis. ...Read more

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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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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