High Arch Feet

High arch feet are known for being associated with chronic foot discomfort, uncomfortable calluses, and foot instability. If you have high arches, skilled podiatrists Randy Leff, DPM, and Kevin Sorensen, DPM, of Michfoot Surgeons PC in Southfield, Michigan, can help. Dr. Leff and Dr. Sorensen personalize your high arch feet treatment plan, so you can get relief right away. Schedule your high arch evaluation online, or call the office directly.

High Arch Feet Q & A

What causes high arch feet?

Your arches are essential for helping you stay balanced — equal weight on each of the heels and balls of your feet. However, when your arches are too high, weight shifts, which can lead to a variety of problems and chronic pain.

In many cases, high arch feet are an inherited structural deformity, but you can also develop high arches because of medical or neurological conditions such as:

  • Cerebral palsy
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Spina bifida
  • Polio
  • Stroke

Since high arch feet can affect the way you walk and stand — your gait — it’s essential to build a lasting relationship with a trusted podiatrist as soon as possible.

When should I see a podiatrist for high arch feet?

Because your high arch feet can worsen without proper medical intervention, it’s important to visit with Dr. Leff and Dr. Sorensen at Michfoot Surgeons PC if you experience any of the following issues:

  • Foot pain while walking or standing
  • Calluses on the balls, heels, or sides of your feet
  • Hammertoes or claw toes
  • Shortened foot length

It’s also vital to see a caring podiatrist at Michfoot Surgeons PC as soon as possible if it feels like your feet are unstable and constantly tilting inward. This instability can increase your risk of ankle sprains and other painful injuries.

How are high arch feet treated?

In most cases, Dr. Leff and Dr. Sorensen can design personalized high arch feet treatment plans to help relieve discomfort and improve stability. Your high arch treatment plan may include:

  • Custom-designed orthotic inserts
  • Specialized shoes
  • Bracing

If conservative therapies aren’t enough for you, or if your condition is worsening, it might be time to consider surgery. High arch feet surgery involves repairing and restructuring tissues to resolve your symptoms. Because the foot and ankle surgeons at Michfoot Surgeons PC are board-certified and have extensive training with minimally invasive surgical techniques, you can feel confident that they’re going to help you recover from high arch feet issues.

If you have high arch feet, see how the team at Michfoot Surgeons PC can help. Book your evaluation either online or over the phone.

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