Cavus foot refers to a high arched foot. This can be due to genetics or due to neurological problems. Research from the 1960’s found that up to 66% of patients with this type of foot had neurological problems as well. This foot type can also be the cause for chronic ankle problems which often requires conservative and rarely surgical management.
The types of neurological diseases that can cause a high arches include Charcot-Marie-Tooth, Rossy-Levy Syndrome, Friedreich’s Ataxia, muscular dystrophy and cerebral palsy.
If you high arches that cause pain and you have frequent ankle sprains, an assessment from Mr Cichero may help to manage or prevent long-term problems to your feet.