Brandt R Gibson, DPM
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Podiatrist, Neuropathy Doctor, Father of 11 and Founder of Mountain West Foot & Ankle Institute

People often talk about how flat feet lead to foot problems, but what many don’t know is that high arches can actually cause more serious issues than flat feet. If someone has high arches, chances are they were born with them. However, sometimes this causes the foot to not bend as easily. This can make running and walking more difficult and sometimes even painful.

Calluses often form on the ball of the foot when a person has high arches. It can also lead to pain in the heel as the foot is unable to properly absorb and distribute forces while walking.

If you do feel like you are feeling pain caused by your high arches, be sure to not leave it untreated. Doing so will   make it more likely for you to experience common problems like Achilles tendonitis, stress fractures, ankle instability and fallen arches.

So, there is no time to waste! Treating high arches does not mean having to go through surgery either. Customized orthotics is one of the best ways to treat pain caused by high arches. Orthotics will give you more stability when walking and in this way will reduce pain. Making sure that your shoes fit properly will also help to alleviate the pain.

And if custom orthotics are not something you want to do right now, then there are different options. Semi-custom orthotics are also available. By coming into our office you can receive a full gait analysis and Dr. Gibson will be able to fit you with semi-custom orthotics that match your foot type. That way you will be able to run and walk without pain in no time!

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