Cavus Foot Treatment in Vancouver

Vancouver Electronic Gait ScanCavus 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:

  • Hammertoes (bent toes) or claw toes (toes clenched like a fist)
  • 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

Some people with cavus foot may also experience foot drop, a weakness of the muscles in the foot and ankle that results in dragging the foot when taking a step. Foot drop is usually a sign of an underlying neurologic condition.  An accurate diagnosis is important because the underlying cause of cavus foot largely determines its future course.



Vancouver Orthotics has two locations:

Vancouver Orthotics Hycroft Medical
Hycroft Medical Building
114-3195 Granville Street
Vancouver, BC 



Downtown Vancouver Orthotics



Function Health Club
856 Homer Street
Vancouver, BC







Have your questions answered by Dr. Michael Horowitz by calling 604-737-3668 or by filling out the form below. He will respond promptly.

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