Cavus Foot – Plano, TX
Dr. Desai is a renowned foot and ankle surgeon practising in Plano, TX. He specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of a broad spectrum of foot deformities, such as Claw Toe, Cavus Foot, Flat Foot, Hammer Toe etc.  

Cavus Foot

Cavus Foot is an orthopedic condition characterized by an abnormally high arch in the foot. The middle portion of the foot is excessively raised, leading to an uneven distribution of the weight. As a result, the ball and heel of the foot bear maximum weight while walking or standing which ultimately causes pain. Cavus Foot can be seen people of all age groups and may affect one or both feet at the same time.

Causes Of Cavus Foot

  • Injury or trauma to the foot
  • Congenital deformity in the foot structure
  • Stroke
  • Weak nerves and muscles in the leg as well as foot
  • Tightness in Achilles tendon
  • Neuromuscular conditions, such as Spina Bifida, Cerebral Palsy, Muscular Dystrophy etc.

Symptoms Of Cavus Foot

  • A noticeably high arch
  • Pain and discomfort
  • Excessive pressure on the foot while walking
  • Stiffness and tightness in muscles
  • Instability
  • Drop Foot
  • Weakness in calf muscles
  • The toes may curl inwards
  • Bending of the heel
  • Calluses on the ball, heel or at the side of the foot

Diagnosis Of Cavus Foot

The foot specialist may evaluate the patient’s medical history and analyze the visible symptoms. The patient’s gait pattern, muscle strength as well as motor and sensory functioning may also be examined. X-ray or MRI may be conducted to determine the underlying cause if the condition.

Treatment For Cavus Foot

  • Orthotic Devices: The doctor may advise the patient to use custom orthotics or wear a brace to provide cushioning and support to the foot. It will also help to maintain the stability of the foot while walking or standing.
  • Physical Therapy: The patient may be recommended to perform certain stretching exercises to release stiffness from the Achilles tendon to ensure even distribution of weight over the heel.
  • Shoe Modifications: Wearing shoes with wide bottom heels and high tops may provide relief from the symptoms.

In severe cases of Cavus Foot, surgical treatment may be required to restore the stability of the foot and correcting nay bone deformity.

For complete diagnosis and treatment of Cavus Foot, visit Dr. Desai. To schedule an appointment with the foot and ankle surgeon in Plano, TX, you can call at (972) 985 – 1072.