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High Arches and Heel Pain

November 7, 2017 by Dubai Podiatry Centre1

High arches is termed “Pes Cavus” . The heel bone is called the calcaneus. With a high arch the calcaneus sits at a different angle. The back of the heel bone presses on the Achilles tendon and the under surface of the heel bone pulls the insertion of the plantar fascia on the bone.

Wearing a shoe with a raised heel orthotic with a fore foot arch extension to stretch out the medical foot arch will correct the biometrics of this problem. It affects the longer legs heel more than the other.

If the problem is not corrected then a boney swelling can develop at the back of the heel called a “Haglund’s Deformity“.

One comment

  • Pete C.

    November 8, 2017 at 11:10 am

    Hi there! I play football a lot and I was told that I have arches and have been wearing sports shoes with high heel? pain still there and would really like to come in and have it assessed and sorted. Will contact you guys soon..


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