When you walk, your arches are used in an important biomechanical process known as pronation. This process is a roughly fifteen percent inwards roll the foot goes through between the heel strike and final push from the toes with every step. If you have high foot arches—a condition known as cavus foot—your pronation is less than the optimal fifteen percent. This is called supination, and it can cause extra force and pressure that is applied to the outer edge of your feet.
Abnormal foot arch heights cause an array of problems, and is evidenced with both high and low foot arches. With regard to high arches, there are many possible symptoms that indicate an existing issue you should have treated by one of our doctors here at Foot & Ankle Associates of Florida.
Due to the abnormal structure and supination, high foot arches can cause problems like:
- Calluses on the heel, side, or ball of foot
- Claw toes and hammertoes
- Increased risk of ankle sprains
- Pain while walking or standing
If you are experiencing discomfort, pain, or impaired foot function as a result of high foot arches, you may need the treatment we provide at our five Florida offices – Orlando, Lake Mary, Altamonte Springs, Tavares, and Kissimmee. Contact us today for more information, or to request your appointment, call 407-339-7759 or 352-589-9550 (if you call from Lake County).