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Cavus foot refers to the condition in which the foot has a very high arch. Due to this arch, the forefoot and heel of the feet undergoes an excessive amount of weight during walk or standing. As such, people with such feet tends to have several feet problems. These high arch condition can develop at any age and can be present in one or both feet.

Causes

Symptoms

The arch of a cavus foot will appear high even when standing. In addition, one or more of the following symptoms may be present:

  • Hammertoes (bent toes) or claw toes (toes clenched like a fist)
  • Calluses on the ball, side or heel of the foot
  • Pain when standing or walking
  • An unstable foot due to the heel tilting inward, which can lead to ankle sprains

Treatment

To identify if you have cavus foot, your doctor will examine the foot, look for high arch and possibly calluses, hammertoes and claw toes. The foot will also be tested for muscle strength, walking pattern and coordination. In some cases, X-rays will be required to assess the condition further.

There are several nonsurgical treatments of cavus foot:

  • Orthotic devices:Custom orthotic devices that fit into the shoe can be beneficial because they provide stability and cushioning to the foot.
  • Shoe modifications:High-topped shoes support the ankle, and shoes with heels a little wider on the bottom add stability.
  • Bracing: The surgeon may recommend a brace to help keep the foot and ankle stable. Bracing is also useful in managing foot drop.

 

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