What Are High Arches?
- The medial arch, which runs along the inner edge of your foot
- The lateral arch, which runs along the outer edge of your foot
- The transverse arch, which runs across the width of your foot
What Are The Symptoms Of High Arches?
- Heel pain
- Ball of foot pain
- Ankle pain
- Underprontation (feet roll excessively outward while walking or running)
What Can Cause High Arches?
Certain risk factors may increase your chances of getting a high arch foot:
- Genetics – high arches run in the family
- Structural abnormalities
- Muscular imbalances
- Neuromuscular disease, such as Charcot Marie Tooth Disease
How Do I Prevent a High Arch foot?
Although prevention is difficult, see treatments for information on how to manage a high arch foot.
How Do I Treat High Arches?
- Shoes with extra cushioning and shock-absorption
- Custom orthotics to support the arches and redistribute pressures evenly along the bottom of the foot
- Over-the-counter cushioning insoles
- Regular foot and lower limb muscle stretches
* To schedule best foot care appointment with our licensed chiropodists (foot specialists), use the booking form below or call 416-769-FEET(3338).
Our Toronto foot clinic is open Monday-Friday 10am-7pm, Saturdays 10am-4pm. You do not need a referral to become a patient at our Foot clinic.
Book an appointment for high arches
You do not need a referral to become a patient at our foot clinic. Schedule an appointment by using the Appointment Request form below or phoning the clinic at 416-769-FEET(3338).