High Foot Arches

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Treatment of high foot arch problems

High Foot Arches (Pes Cavus, “tripod foot”) can come with as many problems as a flat foot. Due to the rigid nature of the foot, shock absorption can be an issue.
High Foot Arches can cause problems such as:
  • chronic ankle instability and sprains,
  • peroneal tendinitis
  • balance problems
  • plantar fasciitis
  • heel pain
  • ankle pain
  • calf pain and achilles tendinitis
  • knee pain
  • back pain
  • corns and callouses
  • hammer toes

What is the treatment for high foot arches?


Initially, an assessment is required to determine the correct treatment. After this is done your podiatrist will recommend a treatment plan that may include:

  • Footwear changes – to ensure your shoes have good cushioning and arch support
  • Silicone or felt pads to relieve pressure over painful areas
  • Foot mobilisation therapy – to treat lack of joint movement by mobilising or manipulating your foot and ankle joints
  • Recommend foot orthotics to provide support for stressed joints and soft tissues.

Most patients with high foot arches don’t usually see a need for orthotics until later in life, but the additional foot and arch support from orthotics will can provide invaluable support, improve shock absorption and balance. If you have high arches you could benefit from foot orthotics.

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Make a podiatrist appointment for high foot arch treatment.

Our highly qualified and experienced podiatrists are experts in biomechanics and it’s our philosophy that the finest foot care requires an entirely bespoke experience. That’s why we are dedicated to providing entirely tailor-made diagnosis and treatment services that are the best in Australia.

Our dynamic practice has a holistic approach to resolving foot complaints.

From assessment and diagnosis to extraordinary treatment, every step of your journey with us will deliver you the ultimate podiatric experience, resulting in healthier and happier feet.

Book a consultation with our podiatrists in Sydney (Macquarie St)Darlinghurst and Randwick to discuss your condition and we’ll get you pain-free and back to full function as smoothly and quickly as possible, so you can return to the activities and life you love.



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