Pes Cavus is also known as “Cavus Foot” or “Clawfoot” and is a condition where the arch in the foot is higher than average. This is the opposite of flatfoot. This condition places a large amount of stress on the Metatarsals (ball) and heel of your foot.
- An underlying neurological condition
- Bone fracture in the foot
In some cases, the exact cause cannot be determined.
Signs & Symptoms
- Pain & instability of the foot
- Hammer toe
- Foot drop
- Weak & tired foot
- Foot appears shortened in length
- Shoes don’t fit or are hard to put on
- Reduced mobility – difficulty walking and running
There are several complications associated with Pes Cavus, including an increased risk of developing osteoarthritis, developing foot or toe deformities and chronic pain.
Treat the Underlying Condition – If your Pes Cavus is the result of a neurological disorder, you will want to seek out an expert in this field to receive the proper treatment.
Special Shoes or Inserts – Shoes or inserts that provide your arch with the proper support can help your mobility improve, as well as relieve your symptoms.
Surgery – If your Pes Cavus is quite severe, surgery may be required to reduce the high arch in your foot.