PES CAVUS (High Arches)

Pes cavus also known as high arches, is a condition characterized by an abnormally high arch in the foot. It can lead to various issues such as foot pain, instability, and difficulty finding properly fitting shoes. Osteopathy may offer some benefits for individuals with pes cavus.

How can Osteopathy Help?

Musculoskeletal Assessment: Osteopaths are trained to assess the musculoskeletal system comprehensively. They may evaluate the alignment and movement of the bones, joints, muscles, and ligaments in the feet and ankles to identify any imbalances or restrictions contributing to pes cavus.

Manual Therapy Techniques: A variety of hands-on techniques are utilized to address musculoskeletal issues. These may include soft tissue manipulation, joint mobilization, and stretching to improve the flexibility and function of muscles and connective tissues around the foot and ankle.

Postural Correction: Pes cavus can sometimes be associated with altered posture and gait patterns. We may work on improving overall posture and correcting any compensatory movements that may be contributing to the high arches.

Foot and Ankle Mobilization: Gentle mobilization techniques may be used to improve the mobility and range of motion in the joints of the foot and ankle. This can help alleviate stiffness and enhance the foot's ability to absorb shock during walking or running.

Functional Exercises: Osteopaths may prescribe specific exercises to strengthen and stabilize the muscles around the foot and ankle. This can help improve overall foot function and reduce the risk of injuries associated with pes cavus.

Patient Education: Osteopaths often provide education on lifestyle factors, footwear choices, and self-care practices to help individuals manage and prevent symptoms associated with pes cavus.

It is important to note that the effectiveness of osteopathy for pes cavus can vary from person to person, and individual results may depend on the severity of the condition, underlying causes, and the overall health of the individual.