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Chiropody | Podiatry | Physio | Orthotics | Footwear | Orthopaedic Shoe Modifications

Bartholomew Way, Horsham, West Sussex, RH12 5JL

CALL US

01403 276272

EMAIL US

info@bartholomewwayclinic.co.uk

Pes Cavus & High arched foot types

Pes Cavus & High arched foot types

The opposite end of the spectrum from the flat foot types , characterized by a broad appearance high arch , prominent instep and clawed toes .The forefoot appears dropped relative to the underside of the heel when non weight bearing . Ankle movement may be limited which can then lead to increased forefoot weightbearing .

High arches may be hereditary or acquired, and the underlying cause may be neurological mechanical or neuromuscular .

The problems experienced can include :-

Difficulties fitting shoes , toe rubbing , arch/joint pain , hard skin under the ball of the foot and issues involving the body’s ability to move forward (saggital plane blockade) including back , knee , forefoot joint pains , sesamoiditis and plantar fasciitis.

Treatments include :-

  • Advice on footwear design (avoid low /flat heeled shoes) ,
  • Shoe stretching to help accommodate for clawed toes and foot width,
  • Symptom management ( address biomechanical factors , treatment of corns / calluses / nails) .
  • Surgery is only usually considered if there is considerable pain or interference with a patients mobility .

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