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Pes Cavus

What is Pes Cavus?

Pes Cavus is characterised by a high arch foot type which doesn’t flatten on weight bearing. It may be a normal variant (some people just have it); it may be hereditary or may be related to an underlying neurological problem.


Due to the foot shape there may be callous formed under the 1st and 5th metatarsal heads (the inner and outer edge of the ball of t


  • Functional Foot Orthotics can improve foot biomechanics, often with the inclusion of a slight heel elevation to accommodate the natural heel/sole differential associated with this foot type. The use of specifically placed shock absorbent materials may be beneficial.