(Cavus Foot; High Arched Foot; Claw Foot)
- Foot pain
- Stiff joints
- Pain when standing and/or walking
- Claw toes
- Foot drop—the foot does not flex up
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- Orthotic devices are custom-made inserts placed into shoes that provide support, stability, and cushioning.
- Soft-soled shoes, wider shoes, and high-topped shoes may help manage symptoms.
- Braces may be advised to position the foot or to treat foot drop, which can interfere with normal walking.
- Pads may be advised to cushion your feet to prevent corns and calluses from developing.
American Podiatric Medical Association http://www.apma.org
Foot Health Facts—American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons http://www.foothealthfacts.com
Canadian Federation of Podiatric Medicine http://www.podiatryinfocanada.ca
Canadian Podiatric Medical Association http://www.podiatrycanada.org
Cavus foot (high-arched foot). American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons website. Available at: http://www.foothealthfacts.org/Content.aspx?id=1409&terms=cavus%20foot. Accessed March 2, 2015.
Shoe inserts and prescription custom orthotics. American Podiatric Medical Association website. Available at: http://www.apma.org/Learn/FootHealth.cfm?ItemNumber=988. Accessed March 2, 2015.
Pes cavus. DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed. Accessed April 16, 2014. Accessed March 2, 2015.
- Reviewer: Teresa Briedwell, PT, DPT, OCS
- Review Date: 03/2015 -
- Update Date: 04/29/2014 -