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Understanding this condition
- On standing the person will have a high arch.
- The heel may be drawn towards the inner side and the toes may be drawn inwards.
- Some people with pes cavus have clawed toes.
- The front of the foot may appear to be dropped or drawn downwards. The results in the 1st Ray (1st toe Joint) and the 5th Ray (5th toe joint) to be dropped.
- The symptoms vary depending on the severity of the condition.
- The patient may experience corns or hard skin under the sole of the foot, especially under the 1st and 5th toes.
- Shoes may wear out quickly.
- Pain or tenderness along the arch.
- Shoes may be very difficult to fit, especially around the ankle.
- Stiffness of the feet.
- With severe pes cavus, problems such as calf pain, knee pain and hip pain may be present.
- Some patients may suffer from ankle sprains very easily.