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Cavus Foot Reconstruction

Cavus Foot Reconstruction

Overview
People with high-arched feet often feel discomfort when walking barefoot on hard surfaces and require shoes with thick, supportive soles. If you have high-arched feet, chances are your Achilles tendon is also tight, which can contribute to metatarsalgia. However, there are some people with high-arched feet who experience no symptoms at all.

Causes
There are different causes of a high-arched foot. In many cases, the cause is unknown. In other cases, the cause is a nerve disease, clubfoot or injury. Treatment ranges from changes in shoewear to surgeries, depending on the amount of deformity and related problems.'Cavoid

Symptoms
Individuals with pes cavus frequently report foot pain, which can lead to a significant limitation in function. The range of complaints reported in the literature include metatarsalgia, pain under the first metatarsal, plantar fasciitis, painful callosities, ankle arthritis and How long will it take for my Achilles tendon to heal? tendonitis.

Diagnosis
Diagnostic testing often includes magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) if one suspects a peroneal tendon problem or ankle instability. Perform electromyography and nerve conduction velocity testing if you suspect Charcot Marie Tooth. If a high suspicion of muscular dystrophy is present, perform a sural nerve biopsy.

Non Surgical Treatment
Depending on the severity and presence of debilitation, non-surgical and surgical treatment options are extensively reviewed by your Weil foot and ankle physician. Non-surgical treatment options we provide include, but are not limited to: shoe gear modifications, bracing and/or strappings, custom-molded arch supports; all of which assist in positioning the foot properly and provide improved shock absorption.

Surgical Treatment
If the above techniques do not help relieve pain and provide stability, two surgeries within the span of two weeks may be needed. During the first surgery, the orthopedic surgeon releases the tightest of the soft tissues in the arch, which causes the rest of the tissues to relax. During the second operation, the surgeon uses a bone graft to reshape at least one bone and moves several tendons to improve muscle balance.'Talipes