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Doctor insights on: What Is The Best Treatment For High Foot Arches

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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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High Arches (Definition)

cavus. This is generally associatrd with varus and is ...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?

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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If I have high arches, will they eventually collapse into flat feet?

If I have high arches, will they eventually collapse into flat feet?

Not typically: While it is not uncommon for arches to collapse some as we age, high arches (cavus foot) do not typically progress to flat feet. Various conditions such as posterior tibial tendon dysfunction, and trauma can result in flat feet. ...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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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

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How do you know if you have normal arches, high arches, or flat feet?

How do you know if you have normal arches, high arches, or flat feet?

Arch : Height is not important if you are not having symptoms. If you are symptomatic see a podiatrist. ...Read more

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Help with flattening feet with high arches needed. Any good orthotic found in stores?

Help with flattening feet with high arches needed. Any good orthotic found in stores?

Some choices are: Superfeet, spenco, and powerstep. With feet like you describe, it is possible that a custom orthotic would be best. You should visit with a podiatrist to see what the best treatment options are for you. ...Read more

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I have alot of pain on the ball of my foot, right at the bottom of my big toe. What could I do to make it better? I have very high arches too

I have alot of pain on the ball of my foot, right at the bottom of my big toe. What could I do to make it better? I have very high arches too

Pain in the foot: not one right answer---it has to do with your body mechanic--how you walk---any structure abnormalities of the back,legs,ankles,feet---body weight----it could be as easily as wearing some orthotic inserts in your shoes------or more complicated. I suggest that you go see a specialist----podiatrist and have them examine your feet ...Read more