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Doctor insights on: Home Remedies For High Arches

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What treatment really helps medium to high arches?

What treatment really helps medium to high arches?

Support: 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. If these measures prove insufficient see a podiatrist. You might need a custom made arch support (foot orthoses) to help. ...Read more

Dr. Ana Adelstein
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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 was pointing my foot and now the middle of my arch is hurting. I have a really high arch. Wht should I do and what is the treatment. ?

I was pointing my foot and now the middle of my arch is hurting. I have a really high arch. Wht should I do and what is the treatment. ?

Buy a bottle of: Poland spring water the 16 oz size freeze it and roll it under your arch. Buy a good quality arch support and use in your shoes. If needed and not contraindicated take an n antiinflammatory like Motrin. ...Read more

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Can the fact that I have high arches lead to any long term complication?

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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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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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 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 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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Is it possible to restore high arches?

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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