Cavus foot is an interesting and relatively rare medical condition that involves a high-arched foot that, in turn, can create significant injury and put undue pressures on the balls of the feet, the heel, and other areas of the foot which affect a person’s walk, their mobility and gait, and their overall quality of life if left untreated and misunderstood.
While cavus foot is largely a genetic disorder and condition, it is misunderstood by many people and only now beginning to be much better understood by doctors who are working to improve the conditions and livelihoods of those who have to deal with cavus foot and its related problems over time. Therapy and other work can bring arches down a bit, and working with a doctor and a physical therapist can help take pressure off the ball of the foot and the heal, and allow the foot to return to a relatively normal state and situation in every patient.
As such, it is important to know that even though you may have a high-arched foot to deal with in your life, you can expect to live a high quality life and do normal things like running, walking, and more in spite of the problems that a high arch can pose without physical therapy and other work to improve the condition itself.
Causes of cavus foot
The causes of cavus foot and related high arch issues and symptoms are largely genetic, as they seem to occur in the womb for often times no clear-cut and apparent reason. As such, it can be difficult to treat and fully diagnose high arch problems until a patient becomes older and old enough to walk, move, run and play, and learns they have to deal with this physical issue in doing so.
Nevertheless, physical therapy and physical work can improve the situation for those with high-arched feet, and give them an expectation for a fully normal and healthy life in spite of this issue that can put a good deal of pressure and pain on the ball of the foot and the heel in time.
Symptoms of cavus foot
The symptoms of cavus foot are, quite simply, the appearance and existence of extremely high arches in the middle of the foot. This puts pressure and pain on to the ball of the foot, and the heel, and it creates a loss of equilibrium. In turn, this makes it very difficult for people with this condition to walk properly without seeking therapy or treatment, and it can make life very difficult for those who don’t have the resources or funds to seek out therapy and treatment in the first place.
Talk to your doctor about a variety of cavus foot issues, as they are somewhat manageable and maintainable in spite of their serious and permanence. It is important to understand, know, and weigh all of your options here when it comes to improving and treating this issue, while improving a patient’s quality of life at the same time.