Cavus foot is a condition in which the foot has a very high arch. Because of this high arch, an excessive amount of weight is placed on the ball and heel of the foot. This condition can lead to a variety of symptoms such as instability of the foot, calluses on the ball and heel of the foot, hammertoes, pain in the ball of the foot, pain in the bottom of the heel, and Achilles pain. Cavus foot can be caused by an inherited abnormality or medical condition such as cerebral palsy, spina bifida, polio, muscular dystrophy, or stroke.
Callous trimming may alleviate the pain, custom orthotic devices may be beneficial by providing stability to the foot, or surgery may be needed if Achilles pain begins to limit your everyday activities.
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