Pes Cavus is the term used to describe very high-arched feet. This condition is often associated with a rigid foot structure and does not absorb shock well. Consequently, the heel and forefoot are overburdened when walking or standing. When often combined with the tendency of the foot to roll outward, tendons and ligaments located on the outside (lateral side) of your ankle also become strained.
The most common symptoms associated with pes cavus include:
The most common causes of pes cavus include:
Orthotics (Orthoses) – Must be prescribed by a physician
Custom made orthotics support the skeleton, muscles and fascia in the correct position. Orthotics are a long-term solution to prevent reoccurrence by controlling and / or correcting the mechanics that cause the problem.
It is imperative that the orthotics match the arch height of the foot. Over the counter insoles will not correct this condition. Orthotics for Pes Cavus may include:
Certified Pedorthists are trained to fit patients with appropriate footwear. BioPed offers many types of footwear into which an orthotic device may be placed or worn alone. Footwear for Pes Cavus may have any of the following characteristics:
Modifications to footwear are also available at the discretion of the Pedorthist.