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FLAT FEET VS. HIGH ARCHES

Characteristics of Pes Planus (Flat Feet):

Pes Planus is the anatomical term for flat feet. A true Pes Planus foot has a low lying medial longitudinal arch that does not move from a standing to a seated position.

Pes Planus structure can be structurally inherited or acquired. If acquired it generally coincides with trauma, neuromuscular or degenerative changes, with one or both feet affected.

Pes Cavus (High Arches):

Pes Cavus is the anatomical term for a high arched foot. Generally, these feet have a higher instep and a shorter medial longitudinal arch.

Pes Cavus structure can be inherited or acquired. If acquired it generally coincides with some form of neuromuscular disorder or condition causing contractures to bony and soft tissue

Active Alignment Treatment Options for High Arched or Flat Feet:

Treatments for high arched and flat feet generally relate to pain and discomfort during or after weight bearing activities. An anatomical structure alone does not always indicate a reason to treat; but if the supporting soft tissues and bony structures are negatively affected or impacted by the biomechanics of the anatomical structure, then treatment is considered.

  • Custom Foot Orthotics
  • Crossover ankle support
  • ASO ankle brace
  • Compression socks
  • Therapeutic Footwear
  • Therapeutic Massage Ball
  • Resistance Bands
  • Stretching with targeted exercises for intrinsic arch strength including videos