If you have a high arch, you aren’t able to distribute your body weight evenly through your whole foot. Instead, the extra pressure is directed into your heel and the ball of your foot. This can cause pain in those areas when you stand or walk, particularly after an extended period of time. You may develop calluses on your soles, too. The pressure may cause hammertoes or claw toes as well, adding to any discomfort.
If your high arch, or cavus foot, is the result of a neurological problem, you may have other painful issues as well. Your gait might change and your arch may get higher. Some people develop foot drop, or weak muscles that make it difficult to lift your feet off the ground. Finding shoes that comfortably accommodate your arch height and shape may be challenging as well. If you have excessively curved arches and are struggling with foot pain, let Dr. Darren Silvester and the Next Step Foot & Ankle Clinic team help. Call (830) 569-3338 or use the website to reach our Pleasanton, TX, office for an appointment.