Cavus foot is a condition in which the foot has an unusually high arch. Due to this condition, an excessive amount of pressure is placed on the ball and the heel of the foot when standing or walking.
In many cases, cavus foot is caused by a neurological disorder or medical condition, such as cerebral palsy, spina bifida, muscular dystrophy, stroke or Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease
. The condition may also be an inherited structural abnormality, but this is less common.
The following are the most common symptoms of cavus foot:
- A very high arch in the foot
- Pain when standing or walking
- Calluses on the feet
- Claw toes
- Heel tilted inward
- Weakness in the foot and ankle
A foot and ankle surgeon can determine when an individual has cavus foot. If a diagnosis is given, a variety of non-surgical treatment options may be recommended, including custom orthotic devices, shoe modifications or bracing. In severe cases, surgery may be necessary to alleviate the pain and treat the condition.
Cavus Foot Orthotics
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