Arch Pain Treatment Cairns High Arched Feet Treatment Cairns

High arched feet treatment Cairns is available at FNQ Podiatry and Orthotics, with clinics available around the region for your convenience. A Pes Cavus foot type is categorized by its high arch profile. High arched feet aren’t as common as flat or pes planus feet, in fact it’s estimated only 20% of the population have this structure. Whilst there are some advantages to having a high arched foot type, it does place people at an increased risk for certain foot and ankle conditions. If you are seeking professional high arched feet treatment Cairns, FNQ Podiatry and Orthotics can help.

High Arched Feet & The Problems They Can Cause

There are two common high arched foot types, differentiated between flexible and rigid. Most high arched feet are rigid and don’t have much movement during standing, walking or running. As the foot doesn’t move much, it isn’t able to absorb shock as well as a more flexible foot type would. Given this, rigid high arched feet are at a much higher risk of developing pressure related injuries such as stress fractures, shin splints and painful corns/callous. This can be painful, and we can help, with effective high arched feet treatment Cairns.

On the contrary, there are a small percentage of high arched feet that are flexible and move excessively during walking or running. This is where a lot of footwear stores provide the wrong information, when fitting shoes for people with this foot type. As soon as they see that the person has a high arched foot, a neutral/cushioned shoe is recommended. However, it isn’t until you watch the person stand up and put pressure through their feet, that you realize how much support the foot requires. The most common injury that a flexible high arched foot is prone to, is an ankle sprain.

High arched feet are unstable as is, so when you add in a high amount of flexibility, it doesn’t take much for the foot/ankle to roll out and cause damage. Our clinics provide effective high arched feet treatment Cairns, for a range of patients. For your convenience, we have three locations, at Earlville, Redlynch and Mareeba, which are open Monday to Friday with after hours and weekend appointments available on request. So, if you or any of your friends or family are suffering from painful high arched feet, call FNQ Podiatry & Orthotics today and we will get you on the road to recovery.

High Arched Feet & Common Injuries

Common injuries that high arched feet are prone to include, but are not limited to, the following.

  • Stress fracture in the ball of the foot
  • Fore-foot bursitis
  • Morton’s neuroma
  • Clawed/deformed toes
  • Lateral ankle sprains (rolling your ankle outwards)
  • Shin splints
  • Shin stress fractures
  • Knee pain
  • Heel pain (plantar fasciitis)
  • Achilles tendon issues (ankles tendinopathy)
  • Peroneal tendon issues – this is the tendon that runs down the outside of the lower leg/ankle.

If you suffer from any of these, we can help with effective high arched feet treatment Cairns.

High Arched Feet & Treatment Cairns

The most appropriate high arched feet treatment Cairns varies from patient to patient and depends on the specific injury the individual presents with. However, the following is a list of the common techniques used for painful high arched feet:

  • Custom orthotics to help provide support and cushioning for the high arched foot.
  • Footwear recommendations – largely based around cushioning.
  • Supportive taping to help stabilize the ankle and off-load muscles that are getting overworked.
  • Strengthening exercises that are largely targeted at the peroneal and calf muscles.
  • Dry needling/massage to loosen off tight muscles.
  • Mobilization of the foot/ankle joints to help free them as much as possible.


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