Shoe Insoles for High Arches: How to Select the Best

Posted on November 30, 2015 by ryozwiak There have been 0 comments

High arches, or pes cavus, is when the arch of the foot is raised higher than normal. The arch runs along the bottom of the foot from the heel to the toes. Highly arched feet are usually painful due to the stress added to the spot between the ankle and the toes. People with high archs normally need an arch support, or shoe insole, to fit in shoes comfortably.High Arch Insoles

If you believe you suffer from high arches, see your doctor. Only a physician can offer a complete examine and diagnosis for high arches. Most physician may recommend a high arch support insert to help relieve pain.

Choosing the Best High Arch Insoles

People who suffer from high arches, or pes cavus, experience foot pain when standing or walking for long periods of time. The arch lifts the top of the foot and makes it difficult to find good-fitting shoes as well. High arches normally run in families and you are at increased risk for developing it if a family member has it. High arches can also occur due to other underlying disease. Symptoms related to high arches are foot pain, stiff joints, claw toes, hammertoes and instability.

There is no cure for high arches, but a comfortable, supportive shoe insole is normally recommended by doctors. If your doctor has evaluated your foot pain and diagnosed you with high arches, it is time to look for a shoe insert. See the RXSorbo blog which offers information about the best arch insole: “Ultra Orthotic High Arch Insole.” There are also more details about high arches and how shoe insoles help to relieve pain.

Steps to Selecting Shoe Insoles

  1. Visit our website at
  2. Click on the "insoles" tab at the top of the page.
  3. Choose a category / activity that best describes your day-to-day activities, especially if you think those are irritating your condition.
  4. Order your insoles, and give them a test.

More Information about High Arches (Pes Cavus)

According to the University of New York Medical Center:

Pes Cavus is an abnormally high arched foot. People with this condition place too much weight and stress on the ball and heel of the foot when standing or walking. This condition can begin at any age.

Treatment (for High Arches)

Talk with your doctor about the best plan for you. Options include the following;

Orthotic Devices: Orthotic devices are custom-made inserts placed into shoes. They can provide support, stability and cushioning to the feet.

Changes to Shoes: In some cases, changing shoes is used to treat pes cavus. Soft-soled shoes, wider shoes and high-topped shoes may be helpful in managing the symptoms.

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