High Arches and How To Treat Them

Do High Arches Cause Problems?

High arches (called a "cavus" foot) can cause problems because your body weight is not distributed evenly across the foot's surface.  Walking with high arches can lead to calluses (hyperdupination) and lateral instability.

Orthotics help compensate for the foot's imbalance and can help prevent more problems, relieve discomfort and improve your feet function.

Getting Orthotics
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