Cavus Foot – Carrollton, TX
Dr. Heier is a Carrollton, TX based foot and ankle surgeon specializing in the treatment of various orthopedic conditions. He has extensive experience in treating patients with Cavus Foot and helping them find relief from pain.

Cavus Foot

An abnormally higher than usual foot arch is termed as Cavus Foot. The condition causes the majority of body weight to rest on the ball and heel of the foot while walking or standing. It may lead to pain and instability in the foot along with other complications. Cavus Foot can affect people of all age groups and can occur in one or both the feet at the same time.

Causes Of Cavus Foot

  • An underlying neuromuscular condition such as Spina Bifida, Cerebral Palsy, Muscular Dystrophy etc.
  • Congenital defects in foot structure
  • Tightening of Achilles tendon
  • A disease of the nerves and muscles
  • Foot injury

Symptoms Of Cavus Foot

  • A high arch that is noticeable while standing
  • Development of Hammertoes or Claw Toes
  • Instability in the foot
  • Calluses may develop on the heel, ball or side of the foot
  • Pain while walking or standing
  • Unstable foot
  • Dragging the foot when walking

Diagnosis Of Cavus Foot

  • The doctor may conduct a detailed examination of the feet and note down the medical history of the patient
  • The walking pattern of the patient may be evaluated to notice the difference in gait
  • Muscle strength may also be tested by the orthopedic doctor
  • Neurological tests may be recommended to check the functioning of motor and sensory systems
  • Imaging tests such as X-Ray may be conducted to view a clear picture of both the feet

Treatment For Cavus Foot

Non-surgical treatment

  • Performing stretching exercises may help to release stiffness from the Achilles tendon and distribute weight evenly over the heel
  • Custom orthotic devices or braces may be recommended by the orthopedic doctor to provide cushioning and maintain the stability of the foot
  • Wearing shoes with high tops and wide heel may be helpful

Surgical treatment

Surgical treatment may be required if pain does not subside with conservative treatment. The procedures may include:

  • Soft-tissue surgery- In this procedure, the lateral ankle muscles are released to provide relief from pain
  • Tendon transfer – It involves moving the strained muscles or tendons to cure Foot Drop
  • Ankle fusion- This is a bone surgery method wherein two bones are joined together so that they grow as one. The bones may be held in place with the help of plates and screws

For complete treatment Cavus Foot, visit Dr. Heier. To schedule an appointment with the foot and ankle surgeon in Carrollton, TX, call at (972) 492 – 1334.