When the feet have high arches, it is sometimes referred to as cavus foot. Contrary to flat feet, this arch condition is much less common. If you notice signs of having a high arch, check your family. Does anyone else have high arches? This condition is usually dependent on the mechanics of your feet and heredity. However, abnormally high arches can also be a symptom of a very serious underlying cause. Many neurological disorders cause cavus foot, including Polio, Muscular Dystrophy, and Cerebral Palsy.
Cavus foot may or may not be painful. If pain is present, it will be important to make an appointment with a podiatrist quickly to get the condition checked. Tell your doctor all of your symptoms, in order to get an accurate diagnosis and find the true underlying cause of the high arch. Talk to Dr. Evan Merrill to learn about treatment options for cavus foot.