Having high arches is a condition that is the flip side to having flat feet. Your arch, or instep, is out of proportion to the position of the rest of your foot. This can lead to various difficulties. Fortunately, at Family Footcare, P.C., you can expect expert Farmington Hills foot care in the treatment of high arches.
While some people do get high arches as the result of heredity or are born with it as a complication of another congenital condition, there are other ways that it may develop, including from nerve trauma, or a neuromuscular disease. It’s also possible to have them for no apparent reason, in much the same way that some people just have a bigger nose or a more prominent jaw than others do. No matter what the reason for having high arches is in your case, it normally begins early in life. Some people do not have any discomfort or complications from the problem, at least at first. However, over the course of time, it is likely that you will need some attention for it from our Farmington Hills foot care. What can you expect when you have high arches? Pain is possible, and this can be just while standing, let alone walking or engaging in other activities. You may also discover that it’s becoming more of a challenge to find shoes that fit you properly. You are more prone to plantar fasciitis, a condition that leads to pain in the heel. And ankle sprains become more likely. Our Farmington Hills foot care will do a thorough examination and evaluation of your high arches. Treatment options include orthotics, physical therapy, and lifestyle changes such as getting more supportive shoes and losing weight if you need to.
To take advantage of what our Farmington Hills foot care has to offer with respect to high arches, schedule an appointment with us right now.