High arches and Cavus foot are terms that seem to be used interchangeably, but they have different connotations. Diagnosis involves examining your feet to determine the cause and symptoms of your arch problems. Simple high arches often run in families and generally don’t get worse over time, though you may still need additional support and orthotics to prevent weakness or pain.
In Cavus foot, one or both of your affected feet are already painful. Often they develop calluses under pressure areas, and you may experience joint problems like hammertoes or claw toes. This condition poses additional concern since it can be related to muscular or nerve disorders. An arch that becomes raised suddenly, or gets worse over time, is symptomatic of these types of conditions.
If you’re concerned that you have Cavus foot, or if you’re just experiencing arch pain, you need to have it examined. Don’t wait until your mobility is impacted—contact the experts at Vargas Foot & Ankle Specialists in Texas by calling 281-313-0090 or visiting the contact page online.