Find Relief for High Arches with Orthotics

High arched or cavus foot types can lack mobility, leading to limited pronation and decreased ability to absorb shock. Pronation in high arched feet happens quickly and at high forces due to the reduced range of movement. To help support high arch feet, there are two types of orthotics typically prescribed. The first is a firm but flexible orthotic with a rearfoot wedge, plantar fascial groove, and 1st cutaway, such as the MODEL P PAIN Orthotic. The second option is a soft orthotic made from polyurethane to increase cushioning and comfort, like the MODEL C COMFORT Orthotic.

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Balanced Weight Distribution with Orthotics

High arches, also known as “supinated” feet, often have trouble absorbing impacts and place too much weight on the ball of the foot. Orthotics for high arches provide support for both supination and pronation, promoting balanced weight distribution along the foot. The best insoles for high arches distribute the weight evenly between the heel, arch and ball of the foot.

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Effective Support for Supination with Orthotics

Orthotics designed for high arches provide support during both pronation and supination, specifically by supporting the windlass mechanism. This mechanism is achieved by allowing the big toe to flex, causing the plantar fascia to tighten and provide added arch support. Orthotics with a plantar fascial groove and 1st cutaway, such as the MODEL P PAIN Orthotic, are ideal treatment options to support supinated feet, improve foot biomechanics, and reduce the strain on muscles, ligaments, and joints.

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High Arches FAQs

What Are High Arches?
In extreme cases these are known as cavoid feet. A cavus foot deformity is a condition in which the foot has an abnormally high arch. This condition places more weight than normal on the ball and heel of the foot during walking or standing, causing pain and instability. High arches are also known as “supinated” feet.
How do Orthotics Provide Pain Relief for High Arches

Orthotics designed for high arches can provide much-needed support by absorbing impacts and reducing strain on the muscles, ligaments, and joints. They achieve this by improving the biomechanics of the foot, enabling it to better absorb the impacts of each step. Orthotics for high arches are typically made from superior shock-absorbing materials that offer added cushioning, such as the MODEL C COMFORT Orthotic. These insoles are designed to resist pronation and assist supination, which can reduce pain and discomfort while preventing tired and achy joints, calluses on the ball and forefoot, and stress fractures.

What is the Best Orthotic for High Arches?

Orthotics for high arches should be able to absorb impacts and reduce the strain on the muscles, joints, and bones. The best orthotics for high arches should be flexible for firm orthotics like the MODEL P orthotic or remain soft when compressed for “soft” orthotics like the MODEL C orthotic, enabling the foot to absorb impacts and prevent pain and injury. It is essential to choose orthotics that provide effective support and comfort, whether firm or soft, to find the right relief for high arches.