The toes appear to be bent. The continuous pressure on the tip of the toes can lead to hard skin formation, thickening of toenails and even ulceration.
Hard skin may build up under the balls, heels and sides of the feet.
This includes Morton’s neuroma, bursitis, fat pad loss under the balls of the feet, damage to the ligament and bones, and more.
Plantar fasciitis can occur with high arch flexible feet as the arch extends during the gait cycle, causing the tight fascia chord to
stretch. Tightness of leg muscles and tendons can also be noted.
Instability can lead to spraining, twisting, tripping, causing injury to tendons and ligaments. Severe cases may even lead to stress fractures.
A high arch foot not only causes pain but may also put you at risk for long-term complications. The limited range of motion associated with a high arch foot may lead to poor shock absorption and pain throughout the body - feet, ankles, knees, hips
At Dan Everson Podiatry, an experienced podiatrist can evaluate your foot structure, check for any abnormalities in your gait and provide treatment accordingly.