HIGH ARCHED FOOT
A high arched foot (medically known as Pes Cavus) is typically less commonly seen, but can still present some problems. A high arched foot in infants and children may sometimes indicate an associated neurological or muscular disease. Typically in adults, a high arched foot will likely lead to early onset arthritis, hammer toes, and/or tendon irritation. Those with a high arched foot may notice that they tend to stand and walk on the outside of their feet (supination), which may lead to various pressure points and callouses as well. Symptoms often include pain in the arch of the foot, or pain/discomfort resulting from hammer toes or tendons.
Treatment is mostly conservative, with some initial supports/orthotics, padding, bracing, or immobilization (to name a few options) depending on what the underlying issue may be. Surgical treatment may become an option as well if conservative care is unsuccessful.
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