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Footworks Podiatry Singapore

High Arch Foot Treatment

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The curved region between the heel and the ball of the foot is commonly referred to as the foot's arch. Individuals who possess an exceptionally high arch often experience pain and foot-related issues.

Many individuals with unusually high arches, a condition also known as cavus feet, can suffer from a range of issues, from minor foot problems to long-term structural changes. Consequently, seeking high arch foot treatment is crucial to avoiding potential complications.

Footworks Podiatrys podiatrist is committed to providing comprehensive and personalised treatments catering to various foot problems. Feel free to make an appointment with us to treat your foot today!

What is a High Arch Foot?

A high arch foot, often referred to as cavus feet, is characterized by an abnormally elevated arch. This contrasts with flat feet, where the arch is considerably reduced or even absent. This ailment can affect one or both feet, potentially leading to issues such as pain, instability, and a higher risk of injuries.

Symptoms of High Arch Foot

Symptoms associated with high arch foot include:

  • Formation of corns or calluses on the side, ball, or heel of the foot.

  • Inward tilting of the heel.

  • Difficulty in finding comfortable footwear.

  • Foot pain during walking, standing, or participating in sports.

  • Toes curving downward while standing.

Conditions Related to High Arch Foot

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High arches can occur naturally in some people. However, high arches can also be a sign of an underlying neurological condition for some people, such as:

  • Polio

  • Stroke

  • Cerebral palsy

  • Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease

  • Spina bifida

  • Muscular dystrophy

  • Spinal cord tumours

Think You Have a High Arch Foot?

A simple method to discern if you have cavus feet involves wetting your entire foot and stepping on a large piece of paper at home.

A normal arch imprint will reveal the wet imprints of the front, heel, and side of the foot. In contrast, a high arch foot will result in a narrower side imprint, and in extreme cases, no imprint might be visible between the forefoot and heel.

If you think you have a high arch foot after trying out the simple test, consult a foot and ankle specialist for a diagnosis and professional advice. While it might not be a severe issue now, seeking evaluation from a qualified specialist is prudent in preventing any potentially resulting complications.

Treating a High Arch Foot

For individuals with high arch feet, the following treatment options can be considered:

  • Changing Footwear

High-topped shoes provide ankle support, the angle of the heel also can also enhance stability.

  • Orthotic Devices

Custom orthotics provide specialized support and cushioning for the feet.

  • Exercise prescription

A well-rounded exercise program can help with alignment and pain and strain related to this condition.


  • Night Splints

Night splints aid in alleviating plantar fasciitis linked to high arches by stretching the calf muscles and arches.

  • Surgery

Surgical intervention for cavus foot may be considered if nonsurgical methods prove ineffective.

Choose Footworks Podiatry to Treat Your High

You can trust Footworks Podiatry to provide comprehensive high arch foot treatment. Our podiatrist specializes in identifying, managing, and preventing injuries. From complete assessments to personalized treatment plans, your comfort and mobility are our priority.

Our experience will aid you in achieving a successful recovery, regardless of what stage you are at. Your high arch should not stop you from the activities you love. 

Schedule an appointment with us for a consultation and embark on your journey to a healthier foot and ankle. Come to us for comprehensive foot care solutions.

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