High Arc Foot (Pes Cavus)
This condition is an abnormally high arch of the foot that results in an excessive amount of body weight being directed to the ball and heel of the foot. Cavus foot can be congenital or acquired, may develop at any age, and can affect one or both feet.
Pes cavus foot type describes a highly arched foot whereby the longitudinal arch does not flatten on
With this foot
Treatment options vary depending on if the deformity is flexible or rigid and if there is any paralysis from a neurological condition.
If the deformity is flexible or partially reducible a corrective orthotic may be used with lateral posting to increase
If there is paralysis involved an Ankle Foot Orthosis (AFO) may be required to address the deformity and lack of ankle dorsiflexion. In very severe cases a caliper that is attached to the sole of the shoe can be used.