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What are high-arched feet?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

High-arched feet are feet with arches that are too high. The arch of the foot is the slightly raised instep region on the bottom of the foot. The condition is also called pes cavus and can be caused by a variety of conditions. High arches may or may not be problematic. Some people merely have a hard time finding shoes that fit properly, while other people suffer from more significant impairment.

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