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Title: Pes Cavus: Causes, Symptoms, Daignosis, Prevention and Treatment


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Pes Cavus
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Pes Cavus
  • Pes cavus is an abnormally high arched foot.
    People with this condition place too much weight
    and stress on the ball and heel of the foot at
    the time of standing or walking.

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Causes of Pes Cavus
  • Pes cavus can be caused by an underlying
    disease, injury, or an inherited foot problem.
    Causes of pes cavus include
  • Polio
  • Spinal cord tumor
  • Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Friedreich ataxia
  • Clubfoot
  • Compartment syndrome
  • Crush injury
  • Structural abnormality
  • Inherited condition

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Risk Factors related with Pes Cavus
  • Pes cavus has a tendency to run in families. If
    you are having a family member who is living with
    very high arches, then you may be at increased
    risk for developing pes cavus.

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Diagnosis of Pes Cavus
  • The doctor will ask you about your symptoms and
    medical history. A physical exam will be done.
    You will also be asked about your family medical
    history. Your foot will be checked closely. Your
    doctor may move your foot around to assess range
    of motion.You can also be referred to a
    specialist. An orthopedist specializes in bones.
    Podiatrists specialize in feet. The condition can
    be caused by a nervous system condition. In this
    case your doctor may refer you to a
    neurologist.Images may need to be taken of your
    foot. This can be done with x-rays.

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Prevention
  • There are no known guidelines to prevent pes
    cavus from developing.

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Symptoms of Pes Cavus
  • Symptoms associated with pes cavus include
  • Foot pain
  • Stiff joints
  • Pain when standing or walking
  • Hammertoes
  • Claw toes
  • Calluses
  • Foot dropthe foot does not flex up
  • Instability

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Treatment for Pes Cavus
  • Talk with your doctor about the best plan for
    you. Options include the followingSupportive
    DevicesChanges may need to be made to provide
    foot support 
  • Orthotic devices are custom-made inserts which
    are placed into shoes that provide support,
    stability, and cushioning.
  • Soft-soled shoes, wider shoes, and high-topped
    shoes can help in managing symptoms.
  • Braces may be recommended to position the foot or
    to treat foot drop, which can interfere with
    normal walking.
  • Pads may be recommended to cushion your feet to
    prevent corns and calluses from developing.

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Treatment for Pes Cavus
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  • SurgeryIn some of the instances, medical
    treatment is not effective, so surgery is
    considered. The type of surgery depends on what
    is causing the pes cavus. One type of surgery,
    called an osteotomy extracts part of the bone to
    correct the problem.For some instances, medical
    treatment is not very effective, so surgery is
    considered. The type of surgery basically depends
    on what is causing the pes cavus. One type of
    surgery, called an osteotomy removes part of the
    bone to correct the deformity.

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