High arch (also called Cavus foot) is a condition in which the foot has a very high arch. Because of the high arch, an excessive amount of body weight is placed on the ball and heel of the foot when walking or standing.
Symptoms of high arches
- Pain when standing, walking or running due to the extra stress on the metatarsals, a group of five long bones connected to the bones of the toes.
- Development of corns and calluses on the ball, side or heel of the foot.
- Arch inflexibility and stiffness.
- Daily use of the feet can cause the posterior tibial tendon to weaken.
- Risk of ankle sprain due to a lack of balance and instability of the foot.
What causes high arched feet?
- High arches may represent an inherited structural abnormality but it can be caused by neurologic disorder or other medical medical conditions, such as Spina Bifida, polio, cerebral palsy, Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, muscular dystrophy or a stroke.
Treatment and prevention of flat feet
- Depending on the severity and the cause diagonosed by a clinician, strengthing exercises may work to reduce the risk of injury.
- The Enertor PX1 insoles will provide shock aborption in the heel and forefoot and may offer some arch support, provided your arches are not rigid. The best solution for high and rigid arches is bespoke insoles prescribed by a clinician.