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High Arches and Heel Pain

November 7, 2017 by Dubai Podiatry Centre3

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“.


  • 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..


  • Neil

    April 14, 2018 at 12:04 am

    My left arch is higher and I think it’s getting worse. My left shoe is feeling tighter on the top and I am developing a corn on my little toe on my left foot. Can this be fixed?


    • Dubai Podiatry Centre

      April 14, 2018 at 2:46 pm

      Dear Neil, ys this can be fixed. It could be the simplest solution due to leg length discrepancy causing your pelvis to tilt and this pulls the ankle over to one side and a corn develops on one toe. If you are in UAE we advise seeing Michelle Champlin at the Dubai Podiatry Centre. Otherwise seek a biomechanics Podiatrist for foot assessment and treatment. Best wishes, DPC


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