High arched feet often lead to clawed toes, as the toes grip the ground to increase stability. The clawed digits can then cause fore-foot pain such as neuromas, corns/callus and inflamed joints.
High arched feet can also cause jarring through the limbs, hips and into the lower back. Many people with high arches do not pronate when their heels hit the ground. This lack of shock absorption results in impact injuries further up the body chain.
During your consult we will discuss ways we can help to support your high arched feet, increasing their stability and decreasing the strain on the foot and lower limb. We will also advise on appropriate footwear to help absorb shock during daily life and activity.
Coastal Foot & Ankle Clinic can make the appropriate assessments to diagnose the true cause of your pain. Once we have determined this we can treat the true problem and not just the presenting symptoms to give you a long term solution not a short term fix.
Healthy feet provide the foundations for a healthy body and an active life!
Dr Peter Shelton BSc Hons. Accredited Podiatrist.