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Dr. Ralph Wharton
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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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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

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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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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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What to do if I have very high arches on my feet, and for a week one footto wear one of them foot braces?

What to do if I have very high arches on my feet, and for a week one footto wear one of them foot braces?

Braces: I'm not sure of the problem the question relates to. What would one week accomplish ? See your podiatrist for an evaluation and x rays and you will get the help you need . ...Read more

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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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