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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

Dr. Andrew Berry
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High Arches (Definition)

Cavus. This is generally associatrd with varus and is ...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

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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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Are high-arches of the feet advantageous in any way?

High arched: High arches usually accompany a rigid foot. This foot type is better for running and jumping. ...Read more

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How can custom foot orthoses help someone with high arches?

Greater support: Custom orthotics can provide greater support to the plantar foot, especially in individuals who have high arches. ...Read more

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What shoes good for people with high arches on their feet?

Look for: Shoes that have good arch support built in to them. Avoid flats, and if needed, add an over-the-counter arch supports to them. ...Read more

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Do you think foot arch supports are helpful? Have really high arches.

Yes: They help to support the foot and decrease the strain on the arch. ...Read more

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I am experiencing foot pain. The following also describes me: High arches. What should I do?

I am experiencing foot pain. The following also describes me: High arches. What should I do?

Be seen: There are a multitude of potential causes of foot pain, particularly in someone who has a high plantar arch. If it is bad enough, don't hesitate to be seen for an accurate diagnosis and treatment options. ...Read more

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I work 12 hr shifts, and have very high arches in my feet. What types of boots can help me with my work?

Orthotics?: Rather than a special type of work boots might try some accommodative orthotics. These conform to the shape of your foot and may make you feet feel more comfortable when standing for a long time. ...Read more

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I need help with high arches and feet pain?

I need help with high arches and feet pain?

Arch supports...: Custom orthotics, proper consultation with the foot dr. ...Read more

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Are high arches common in people who have over-pronating feet?

Are high arches common in people who have over-pronating feet?

High arches: High arched feet is a bio mechanical condition that may be genetic, but is not caused from hyper pronation. It comes from supination. There may be a neurological component that should be investigated. See your podiatrist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Could most people whose feet over pronates have high arches naturally?

Could most people whose feet over pronates have high arches naturally?

Pronates: If there is a boney block at the rearfoot there will be compensatory over pronation at the forefoot. But not as much as with a flatter foot type. So, yes and no. Everyone is different and there is no hard and fast rule here. See your podiatrist for help. ...Read more

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What to do if I have really high arches on my feet. What are the pros and cons of high arches?

What to do if I have really high arches on my feet. What are the pros and cons of high arches?

See below: Not much of pros or cons.
If painful I would have a set of custom orthotic made to remove pressure from the arches.
If extreme then there is surgery that can be performed. ...Read more

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Hello, I am 20years old and I have a very small feet. Is it possible to my grow feet? And by the way I have high arches

Hello, I am 20years old and I have a very small feet. Is it possible to my grow feet? And by the way I have high arches

Check family trait.: In all likelihood, because of your age, the chances of seeing a surge of growth in your feet is unlikely. However to be absolutely sure, a thorough examination, including x-rays, would be necessary. High arches or pes cavus, may be part of the picture in evaluating your concerns. ...Read more

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How can I know if I have a flat foot or high arch?

How can I know if I have a flat foot or high arch?

Stand up: And then look at your. ..You can examine your own arch height by looking down or in a mirror. ...Read more

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How to get rid of the pain in my feet do to high arches?

How to get rid of the pain in my feet do to high arches?

See Podiatrist: You will get a full examination and you will get the treatment you need, including orthotics if necessary. ...Read more

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Is it true walking bare foot is not good if you have high arches?

It depends on factor: Anything in moderation is fine however high arched feet may be more prone to problems with increased activity its always a good rule to start slowly on a soft surface, but in the long run a good pair of shoes and an orhtoses may be helpful as well. ...Read more