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Can high-arched feet have any complications?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

High-arched feet can lead to foot deformities like claw foot and hammer toe. Another possible complication is foot drop, where your toes point downward when walking. In children, high-arched feet might cause frequent ankle sprains. They may feel that parts of their feet become sore and develop calluses.

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