Painful Knot In Arch Of Foot

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Definition

High arch is an arch that is raised more than normal. The arch, or instep, runs from the toes to the heel on the bottom of the foot. It is also called pes cavus.

High arch is the opposite of flat feet.


Alternative Names

Pes cavus; High foot arch; High instep


Causes, incidence, and risk factors

High foot arches are much less common than flat feet. They are more likely to be caused by a bone (orthopedic) or nerve (neurological) condition.

Unlike flat feet, highly arched feet tend to be...

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