What is Cavus Foot? Cavus foot is a condition in which the foot has a very high arch. Because of this high arch, an excessive amount of weight is placed on the ball and heel of the foot when standing. Cavus foot can lead to a variety of signs and symptoms, such as pain and instability. It can develop at any age, and can occur in one or both feet.
Signs and Symptoms
The arch of a cavus foot will appear high even when standing. In addition, one or more of the following signs and symptoms may be present:
- Calluses on the ball, side, or heel of the foot
- Pain when standing or walking
- An unstable foot due to the heel tilting inward, which can lead to ankle sprains
- Hammertoes (bent toes) or claw toes ( toes clenched like a fist).