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Do high-arched feet affect children differently than adults?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Children may not find high arches painful because their feet do not have to bear as heavy a weight as adults' feet. The pain may start appearing only in their teenage years, as their weight increases. However, if high arches are due to neurological disorders, there is no age difference in the onset of pain. Children with high arches due to a neurological disorder may find their arches becoming higher with time, particularly before they are 10. High arches may cause repeated ankle sprains in children.

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