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By Foot First Podiatry Center
January 16, 2019
Category: arch pain

A high arch condition called pes cavus is characterized by inflexible arches that can cause serious problems as you get older if left untreated. With this condition, the arch retains most of its curved shape even when weight is applied. This prevents the arch from efficiently absorbing pressure and from transferring weight from the forefoot to the heel.

Rigid high arches may not be a problem at first, but foot deformities like hammertoes and skin conditions like calluses will become more likely as time passes. Foot and ankle instability from high arches also results in a higher risk for ankle sprains and strains.

Some of the more conservative treatments for high arches include the following:

  1. Supportive shoes—Footwear with a wide heel base and room for ankle supports and shoe inserts is essential for proper healing to occur.
  2. Orthotic shoe insertsYour foot doctor can create specially designed arch supports that fit the shape of your foot and provide a sufficient amount of cushioning and stabilization. Pads and other inserts can help isolate and treat foot abnormalities like hammertoes and bunions.
  3. Foot braces—Foot braces can help provide the proper support and stabilization to treat a high arch.

Proper treatment of high arches requires a complete exam and analysis by your foot care professional and in serious cases, surgery may be necessary to correct the problem.

If you are experiencing complications with high arches, see your podiatrist to find the best solution. Schedule an appointment with the Foot First Podiatry Center in New Albany, IN. Our expert podiatrist Dr. Zahid Ladha is dedicated to providing the best diagnostic care and medical treatment for you and your feet. Contact us at (812) 945-9221 and schedule an appointment today!

By Foot First Podiatry
February 10, 2017
Category: Foot Conditions

Its name is bigger than its bite if you nip it in the bud.  Plantar Fasciitis is a condition of the Plantar Fascia, which is the ligament that connects the heel to the bone. In more common terms that ligament supports the arch of your foot. If it becomes strained then it will get weak, swollen and inflamed creating a sharp pain in the bottom of your foot.

Here are some factors that can increase risk of developing this condition

  • Age ~ usually between 40 and 65
  • Some exercise ~ ones that put stress on your heel
  • Foot conditions ~ flat feet, high arch, abnormal walking habits
  • Body Weight ~ excess pounds or obesity
  • Job ~ the types that spend more time on their feet or standing on hard surfaces
  • Obesity ~ Excess pounds create more stress

What can trigger this pain?

  • Taking your first few steps in the morning
  • Long periods of standing
  • Rising after sitting for a long time
  • After exercise (not during)

Now that you have a general idea of this condition, do you think you may have it?

 If so, contact us at Foot First Podiatry in New Albany Indiana at 812-945-9221 and make an appointment with Zahid Ladha D.P.M. Extracorporeal shock wave treatment is the most commonly used procedure to treat this condition. As complicated as that word can also be, it will knock that fasciitis right out of the plantar!