Diagnosing and Treating Cavus Foot
To diagnose cavus foot, our podiatrists will review your family and medical history. We will examine your feet, looking for a high arch, calluses, hammertoes, and claw toes. We will test the foot for muscle strength and observe your walking patterns and coordination. The entire limb might be examined if you appear to have a neurologic condition.
We may also look at the wear pattern of your shoes. At times, x-rays are ordered to further assess your foot's condition and give us a deeper understanding of your specific situation. You may sometimes be referred to a neurologist for a complete neurologic evaluation.
Your treatment plan will vary based on the result of your examination but may include:
Foot and ankle bracing
Bracing is often an effective treatment for mild cases of cavus foot.
Custom orthotic devices can be used to help distribute weight evenly and provide support and cushioning.
Exercises and stretches prescribed by a physical therapist can help improve the strength of your feet and ankles, reducing the symptoms of high arches or cavus foot.
In more severe cases, surgery may be recommended to correct any abnormalities in the structure of the foot or ankle.
Are You Suffering From Cavus Foot or High Arches In The Caldwell Or Meridian, Idaho Area?
If you're suffering from cavus foot or high arches you owe it to yourself to speak with our experienced podiatrists as soon as possible. Please feel free to contact us online or call our office directly at 208.855.5955 to schedule your appointment. We service all areas surrounding Meridian, Idaho as well as all areas in the Caldwell, Idaho area. We look forward to helping you!