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Doctor insights on: Pros And Cons Of Being Born With High Arched Feet

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Pros and cons of being born with high arched feet?

Pros and cons of being born with high arched feet?

Stability/Rigidity: High arches are generally less flexible, which translates into greater stability. (the reverse is also true for flatfeet.) this can translate into better athletic ability with greater push-off strength for running and jumping. On the downside, shock absorption is poor due to the rigidity, so stress fractures are more common. Ankle sprains are also much more common with high arches. ...Read more

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Could being born with a femoral anteversion and minor clubbed feet be the reason why i walk pigeon-toed?

Could being born with a femoral anteversion and minor clubbed feet be the reason why i walk pigeon-toed?

YES: Influence from the internal rotation at the hip, turns the leg. Combined with a "club foot", it can result in the pigeon-toe (in-toe) of your foot. If you are having discomfort, i recommend that you be evaluated and have a proper biomechanical/gait examination. See a podiatrist. If additional specialists are needed for referral, a good gait exam by the podiatrist can start the process. ...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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Please advise if it's bad to wear vans when you have high arched feet?

Please advise if it's bad to wear vans when you have high arched feet?

Yes: Vans in general are not good for the feet because have absolutely no arch support. Particularly in a person with high arches, Vans provide no support or stability. I recommend an athletic shoe with arch support such as New Balance, Asics or Saucony. You likely need additional arch support beyond a shoe and I recommend you see a podiatrist for further evaluation. ...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 kind of shoes would support my high feet arches?

What kind of shoes would support my high feet arches?

Get feet checked: There are no specific shoes to recommend but keep in mind, shoe manufacturers assume all folks have the same shaped foot and arch. To customize the shoes to support your feet, accommodative padding and/or an orthotic might be warranted. Go to the podiatrist and learn watch options you have. ...Read more

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What to do if I have high arched feet, is there a surgery to correct this?

What to do if I have high arched feet, is there a surgery to correct this?

COMPLEX: Surgery for cavus feet is varied and frequently complex, especially in an adult. It should be reserved for really painful feet, when orthoses and shoe modifications have failed. To paraphrase Dr. Dwyer, an expert on cavus feet; "The least amount of surgery, the better." ...Read more

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