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How do other diseases affect high-arched feet?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Many neurological disorders cause high-arched feet. These disorders create imbalances in the muscles of the foot that lead to high arches. Among them, Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease is the most common cause of high-arched feet. Other examples of such disorders are spina bifida and muscular dystrophy. Polio, cerebral palsy, and spinal cord tumors are also possible causes.

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