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Pes cavus; High foot arch; High instep
High arches -- especially ones that are flexible or well cared for -- may not need any treatment.
Corrective shoes may help relieve pain and improve walking. This includes changes to the shoes, such as an arch insert and a support insole.
Surgery to flatten the foot is sometimes needed in severe cases. Any nerve problems that exist must be treated by specialists.
The outlook depends on the condition causing high arches. In mild cases, wearing appropriate shoes and arch supports may provide relief.
Call your health care provider if you suspect you are having foot pain related to high arches.
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