Pes cavus foot type is the complete opposite pattern to that of flat feet. People with pes cavus foot type have well defined & deep arch. The only areas of contact with the ground are the heel & forefoot.
Consequently these people have a tendency of bearing more weight on forefoot. As mentioned earlier the arch pattern influences gait pattern. As a result these people load on the outer border of foot while walking as there is no contact on the inner side of the foot with the ground, which is termed as "SUPINATOR".
people with high arch are more susceptible to develop knee problems owing to hard heel strike which causes excessive pressure to act
on the heel & knee.
Most common problem faced by people with high arch are:
- Heel pain/Plantar fasciitis
Shoes Worn Out in Supinators
- Early OA of knee.
- Ankle sprains.
- Corn and calluses on the outer border of foot.
- Weakening of the Transverse arch leading to further complications such as Bunion, Meta tarsalgia and Morton’s Neuroma.