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High Arches (Cavus Foot) Treatment in Upper East Side, NYC


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High Arches (Cavus Foot) services offered in Upper East Side, New York, NY

Pes Cavus is the medical name for high arches. It is a condition in which the arch of the foot is elevated to an abnormal degree. It is the opposite of flat feet, where the arch can be absent. Excessive arch height can be just as problematic as flat feet and has a range of symptoms that are commonly associated with the deformity including imbalance and discomfort.

Best High Arches Treatment NYC

Aire Podiatry Studio is located on Manhattan’s Upper East Side in New York City. Erin Koprince, DPM, DABPM, and Mona Ramani, DPM, AACFAS, provide comprehensive care for high arches.

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High Arches (Cavus Foot)

Symptoms of Pes Cavus can include:

  • Pain or discomfort: Excessive arch height results in increased pressure in the arch, ball of the foot, heel, and ankle. Elevated arches cause improper weight distribution and the inability for your feet to absorb shock properly. 
  • Instability: Having the arch at a more severe angle than average feet can lead to instability which comes with an increased risk of ankle sprains or falls.
  • Calluses and corns: When weight is not distributed properly there is an increase in friction and pressure. Calluses and corns are caused by friction and pressure so people with high arches often have issues with the development of pain lesions. 
  • Stress fractures: When weight is distributed improperly, it naturally causes stress to the surrounding structures. In the foot this stress can manifest in a stress fracture which is when the bone cracks due to pressure. 
  • Foot deformities: Conditions like hammertoes and metatarsalgia can develop In severe cases, where the joints and soft tissue structures move in a maladaptive manner for a long period of time.
  • Difficulty fitting into shoes: Shoes are designed for people with a neutral foot type so finding shoes that are comfortable for elevated arches can be very difficult.

When is it Appropriate to See a Podiatrist for High Arches?

Seek professional care if you experience symptoms related to Pes Cavus. Consult a healthcare provider if you:

  • Have foot pain that is not resolving or is worsening.
  • Notice instability during ambulation.
  • Incurring frequent ankle sprains or injuries.
  • Formation of calluses, corns, or foot deformities.
  • Struggle with finding comfortable shoes.
  • Concerned that your elevated arches are causing other foot-related problems.

Treatment Options for Pes Cavus include:

Treatments focus on relieving pain, re-establishing stability, and preventing related conditions. Options may include:

  • Orthotic inserts: Custom or over-the-counter orthotic inserts support your foot in a way that distributes your weight more evenly and can cushion areas that are prone to developing stress or friction related pain.
  • Supportive footwear: The right shoe can improve stability, support your arch and cushion bony prominences. 
  • Physical therapy: Strong muscles are essential to good foot and ankle health as they improve flexibility and stability.
  • Stretching: Maintaining flexibility through gentle stretching can help prevent muscle imbalances.
  • Bracing: In advanced cases, overpronation of the foot may require specialized bracing to hold the foot in a more corrected position to minimize dysfunction.
  • Surgery: In extreme cases, surgical intervention may be needed where conservative treatments have failed to resolve the severe pain or deformities caused by high arches.

High Arches Treatment in NYC: Finding the Right Specialist

Proper management of pes cavus can improve pain and prevent complications. Consulting a podiatrist is important for developing a tailored treatment plan that can help improve your life.


High Arches Treatment in Manhattan

Don’t wait for your high arches to get worse. Call AIRE Podiatry Studio or schedule a consultation online today.
Suffering from other foot problems? We treat a wide range of issues covering sports injuries, achilles tendonitis and bunions. Our friendly team of specialists are ready and waiting to help you heal.

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