Surgical treatment is only initiated if there is severe pain, as the available operations can be difficult. Otherwise, high arches may be handled with care and proper treatment. C avus 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 walking or 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. Our feet go through a very complex series of movements to help propel us forward. One of the most important functions of the foot is to help the body absorb shock when it hits the ground. Every time we strike the ground in running, our lower extremities experience a force between one and a half and three times our body weight. Pronation, therefore, is a problem only when it becomes excessive. Excessive pronation can result from several causes. Hereditary congenital bone structure refers to our foot type, which to a great extent, is genetically predetermined. The position of the joints can cause the foot to assume a pronated position. The two longitudinal arches span the length of the foot, from the heel to the head of the metatarsals at the base of your toes. Medial indicates the pass toward the midline of the body over the great toe, and lateral passes along the outer edge of the foot from the heel to the fifth (pinky) toe. There are many different foot types that exist. Those that seem to have a higher arch are said to have a cavus foot type. Another term you may hear this condition called is Pes Cavus. It is important to remember that some people with a high arched foot have no problems at all. One of the greatest benefits of wearing Ouch Pouches under your pointe shoes is that they allow you to feel the floor. This is mainly due to their lack of bulk. Feeling the floor is important as it creates awareness in how and where the foot is hitting the floor. This makes it easier for dancers to maintain proper placement and positioning. As a dancer whose feet fit best in pointe shoes with a deep vamp, I get super frustrated by toe pads that peek out from my pointe shoes. Ouch Pouches are cut with a deep vamp so that they provide needed coverage while remaining well hidden. A high-arched foot is usually best served by a Cushioned (or Neutral-Cushioned) shoe. These shoes are designed to have a softer midsole and more flexibility. These shoes do not have any added devices for stability or support. Their main focus is to provide a high level of balanced cushioning to encourage more a natural foot motion. Sometimes, when the degree of supination is severe, a Motion Control shoe may be used to control excessive outward motion. Heels - For walking, you should select a shoe with flat heels that are not flared. Low heels with less flare give momentum to foot while walking, which reduces the impact on your foot Medically referred as "Pes cavus", high arches often lead to serious biomechanical troubles in the body. An unusually high arch in the foot places excessive strain or pressure on the tendons and muscles in the feet and also on the metatarsals and heel, which not only affects the proper functioning of the complete lower body but also causes physical discomfort. Unlike flat feet, highly arched feet tend to be painful because more stress isplaced on the section of the foot between the ankle and the toes (metatarsals).Highly arched feet may make it difficult to fit shoes, generally require a footsupport, and can cause significant disability.