The development of the human body is intriguing and also quite different as there are several things that play an important role in making the legs, hands and the entire body itself. There are several complex regions where even if a single nerve or ligament is misplaced it could lead to some kind of deformity in that region causing some lifetime worth of damage. Nevertheless, in this article, we are going to discuss the foot and the several problems associated with it. In general, there are many things that can affect the leg but then there are some in particular that can cause it to deform and also cause some extensive damage like never before. Some are heredity while others are accidental. Hence bearing all this in mind, there is one particular kind of condition that might affect the foot and that is known as cavus foot. Generally, the foot has an arch that gives us extra stability and balancing power to remain upright with wobbling or even shaking. But the people who have cavus foot are those whose foot has an extensive arch that can be abnormal just to the sight. Therefore, this condition might be accountable for a natural defect or for an accidental way of getting it. Even having a stroke can result in this kind of deformation. In the end, both the ball like structure on the front of your foot along with the back heel of the foot is subjected to an intense amount of pain and pressure that the person might not wish to walk ever again. Several factors are accountable for this to even occur. Age plays a vital role in cavus foot to actually occur. Hence now that we have a general insight into the disease, let’s get on with the other things that revolve around the deformation. Let’s get started.


Every infection or disease that was ever to be found has something interesting that revolves around it thus making it a head turner in the mindset of people. But then in some of the cases, there might be some of the deformations that might intrigue doctors to have a closer look and run some more tests to find a breakthrough in eradicating it completely. Needless to say, that modern-day medicine has brought several changes in the realm of elimination of diseases, deformations and infections that health care sure has become a safer world when compared to the past. Other than this every sort of infection or deformation has something interesting revolving around it. And with reference to this context, we some interesting facts that surround the world of cavus foot as well. There are plenty of interesting things to say about the deformation. But out of the many, we have gathered up a few to give you a greater insight of the deformations. Few of which are given below.

  • The whole agenda of cavus foot isn’t restricted to the people of older age, but it can occur at any age. It just needs a trigger to get the deformation into the leg.
  • But when cavus foot occurs, it can be limited to both the foot or only a single foot, depending upon the onset of the deformation.
  • Cavus foot doesn’t only lead to the up rise of the bow like structure on the foot, but then it also can cause all sorts of foot deformations such as hammer toes or claw toes as well.
  • Cavus foot is mainly accountable for the dysfunctionality of the nervous system or due to a natural birth defect that might lead to this condition.
  • There can be many reasons for such a condition to appear in the first place but the main reasons might be a stroke or any high-intensity sport that might lead to high arches that might be permanent.

Causes and symptoms

Behind every infection, disease or deformation there are reasons for which they might have occurred in the human body in the first place. Not only reason but they can also be called as causes as there are plenty, for any kind of abnormality to happen in the human body. It might be rather natural or accidental if it were to happen. Other than this the probable causes for anything to occur to the human body are of plenty. There are many such diseases or infections that tend to portrait similar kind of causes that might lead to confusion as to how a doctor might treat the condition. But when we travel into the world of foot-related diseases, infection and deformations, then the causes of any kind of condition related to the foot might be different from one another. Given the way that the condition portraits itself on the foot can give some of the causes of where and how it might have originated from. Therefore, when we dive into the world of cavus foot, then you can come to know that the causes are of plenty and they might be similar to some other kind of foot problems. Therefore, we have lined up some of the probable causes for you to a look at as to how one might get cavus foot. Therefore, take a look. 

  • The epicenter of cavus foot to occur in the human body is all thanks to a neurological disorder that causes the foot to just rise upwards.
  • Other than this there might some other medical conditions as well that play an important role in the causing of cavus foot namely cerebral palsy, stroke, muscular dystrophy, spina bifida, polio, Charcot-Marie-tooth disease and several others.
  • But then what doctors tend to believe as the true occurrence of cavus foot is the genetics or the heredity that plays a vital role in the occurrence of the deformations. Inheriting some altered genes can also cause any kind of mental or physical deformation that may be temporary or permanent depending upon the extent of the damage.
  • Also, if you were to get a powerful blow to the foot from underneath, then it might as well break your foot or cause cavus foot. Well in most cases break it.
  • Needless to say, a proper diagnosis of the condition is to be taken as the condition could worsen over a period of time and needs to be given much attention and care as soon as possible.
  • But then studies have shown that almost all the causes of cavus foot are due to neurological defects and another kind of medical condition to alter the structure of the foot.
  • But then if this was the probable cause of cavus foot, then the deformation of the foot is highly likely to worsen over a period of time.
  • But then the foot that has cavus foot and isn’t formed due to any kind of neurological disorder or any kind of medical condition happens to have the foot in the same condition even though the pain and other things might go away. But the appearance still remains the same.

Around the world, there are many kinds of the condition which happens to occur in the human body where there are no physical signs of it happening but then slowly becomes harmful as the days go by. Such diseases or infections can be really harmful and cause some immense amount of pain and agony if the condition isn’t treated as soon as possible. While there are other kinds of infections or diseases or deformations which happen to occur happens to give some limitless number of symptoms where one can actually rectify and also come to know what kind of infection or disease they have to fight against. Needless to say, that several symptoms and conditions might depend upon how a person might have their lifestyle going and also depend upon their activity levels from day to day life. But when we come down to cavus foot, then you can actually come to know almost all the condition or symptoms that it portraits is similar from one person to another having the same condition. The high arches that you might see are the signature look of cavus foot is anyone was to have it. Therefore, if you want to know the symptoms and the other kind of physical things that you can look out for if you were to get cavus foot then we have rounded up some of the few common symptoms that are given below. So, take a look. 

  • If you were to have cavus foot then you can easily witness the onset of hammer toes or bent toes on the second or the third toe of the foot.
  • Also, along with hammer toes, you can also expect the onset of tight Achilles tendons that tend to cramp up your toes and you just lose all the physical mortar function related to the movement of the foot.
  • Not only this but then your entire foot length because shorter because of the up rise of the foot making it longer but in turn shorter in lengthwise.
  • The toes right up in the front turn out to be like claw-like structures that happen to toe which are crunched up like claws.
  • You can witness immense amount of difficulty in moving your ankle or even moving your foot that has cavus foot.
  • The onset of sprains is quite frequent. Even if you were to twitch it a bit, your foot might get sprained. Not only this but then pain is the only thing you might feel during the occurrence of cavus foot.
  • Even while standing or walking or any other kind of work related to the foot, you can witness pain to the extreme.
  • You get to see the formation of calluses on the sides and the front and the back of the foot making it, even more, harder for a person to move their leg anyways.
  • All the ankles and joints of your foot seize to stop working causing the foot to just lose functionality.
  • Fractures are quite prominent as the metatarsal bone are prone to injury as these are the bone that is bent way up high and making it really awkward for a person to move them in general.
  • You will get to see an unstable foot and walking become a nightmare.

Now that we have gone through the world of symptoms for cavus foot, let’s get onto the world of risk factors revolving around the condition. Basically, what this means to say is that there are some underlying factors that if you happen to neglect then the onset of cavus foot is definite. Hence some of the risk factors are given below. Take a look.

  • Age – age plays a vital role in the occurrence of cavus foot. For some, it might be natural as in older age you might get the deformation while for others it might be accountable for the soft tissues that might just give away and give rise to cavus foot.
  • Foot drop – it is a condition where the foot loses all control and just happen to become numb. Thus, resulting in the occurrence of cavus foot as there are no ways of the individual controlling the foot, the joints happens to go loose and paves way for the up rise of the arch to an unbelievable curve on any one or both of the foot.
  • Physical; exercise – well this only is applicable to the people who have more and more of foot related work that can pose some sort of threat as well. Some kind of indoor or court-related sports can result in the happenings of cavus foot.
  • Trauma – some kind of accident or even another kind of jerks or strokes can result in the occurrence of cavus foot. But for this to even happen it sure does need some really extensive amount of force to actually make cavus foot to take place.

How to know if you have cavus foot?

To actually know whether or not you have the disease, infection or the deformation can be a whole new agenda as there are many ways to tell whether or not you have it. But then, on the contrary, there are so many different kinds of symptoms that can replicate some other kind of infection, disease or deformation, that it’s very hard to tell whether or not you have the same kind of condition or it’s something different. Therefore, in the world of knowing whether or not you have the condition, there are many diagnosis and tests that are done in order to confirm whether you have the infection or the disease. Hence when we travel in the world of foot related problems then things happen to take a turn on its own way as there are so many different kinds of things that could happen that differentiating a probable cause from one condition to another can be difficult. Therefore, physical symptoms give us an excellent idea as to how one can come to know whether or not they have that kind of deformation. Mainly because of this when we jump into the topic of cavus foot, we can come to know that there are so many physical signs that one can see, that making sure that it is the right condition can always prove to beneficial in treating it right. Hence, we have lined up some of the most prominent signs of the onset of the occurrence of cavus foot. Take a look. 

  • When you have the onset of cavus foot, then you can see the origin of hammer toes or bent toes that happen to be quite prominent.
  • Even while wearing any kind of footwear, you experience some immense amount of pain and agony and simply cannot wear it in general.
  • Also, as each day progresses, the rise in the arch of the foot happens to increase and finally giving some awful looking foot.
  • Also, you can witness the development of calluses on the sides and underneath the foot that carries extra pain to the already happening cavus foot.
  • If not for hammer toes, the for the remaining of the toes, it happens to go like a claw-shaped structure in the form that makes it susceptible for it to just crunch up and lose any kind of movement in them.
  • Walking and standing become a burden as you can hardly or barely stand up and walk two steps before a painful jolt of agony and distress runs through your spine giving you the worst of pain ever imaginable.
  • If you were to move your foot even an inch here or there, it can result in sprains. Slowly you happen to lose the overall functionality over your foot as slight movement can cause sprains and thus leads to surgery in the end to rectify the deformation.
  • Also finding any kind of footwear becomes harder as you will only need some custom-made footwear to accommodate the overall foot because of the bulged-up size and the shorter length of the foot.

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The faster recovery and the involvement of the non-invasive procedures to ensure the painless experience for patients is what we strive to achieve. The panel of experts guarantee results that are positive and ensure healthy wellbeing. We wish you happy healthy life.

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