The arch in your foot is comprised of your tarsal and metatarsal bones, along with supporting ligaments and tendons. The arch runs from the toes to the heel on the bottom of the foot. High arches are the complete opposite of flat feet, due to the fact that they are raised more than normal. Unlike flat feet, high arches tend to be painful because more stress is placed on the section of the foot between the metatarsals. If you have high arches that are causing you strife, come visit us at Orange CA Podiatry today.
When any arch-related bones, ligaments, and tendons are weakened or injured from overuse, excessive activity, or wear and tear from aging, then you may start experiencing arch pain. Symptoms include shortened foot length, difficulty fitting shoes, and foot pain while walking, standing or running. High arches, especially ones that are flexible and well cared for, may not need any treatment. However, corrective shoes may help relieve pain and improve walking.
For more information about the services we provide and the foot conditions we treat, visit www.orangecapodiatry.com. To schedule an examination with one of our podiatrists at Orange CA Podiatry in Orange, CA, call 714-628-1995.