Cavus Foot

What is a Cavus Foot?

Cavus foot, also known as high arch foot, is a condition where the arch of the foot is abnormally raised, causing excessive weight-bearing on the ball and heel. This can lead to various symptoms such as pain, instability, and difficulty fitting into shoes properly. It can be caused by neurological conditions, nerve and muscular disorders, or structural abnormalities. Treatment may involve orthotic devices, physical therapy, or in severe cases, surgery.

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What Causes Cavus Foot?

Cavus foot can be caused by genetic factors, neurological conditions, or muscular disorders. Some individuals are born with it, while others develop it over time. Medical conditions like Spina Bifida, Cerebral Palsy, and Muscular Dystrophy can also contribute to cavus foot. When no underlying condition is present, it’s often linked to muscle weakness or lack of coordination in the legs and feet.

What are the Treatment Options for my Cavus Foot?

Treatment options for cavus foot include non-surgical and surgical approaches.

Non-surgical treatments may involve bracing the foot, using specialist footwear, or custom orthotics.

Surgical solutions may be considered if conservative treatments fail to alleviate pain or discomfort and may involve procedures to straighten the foot. Your podiatric surgeon can discuss the most suitable treatment plan based on your individual needs.