You can often self-diagnose high arches by wetting your foot and stepping on a piece of paper. A high-arched foot will leave a narrow point between the heel and ball of the foot. Typically, the foot would flatten, leaving a wider impression alongside the arch.
If a high arch causes pain or is causing you to trip or stumble, you will want to see a specialist at Nagler Foot Center who can evaluate your foot structure and check for any abnormalities in your gait. They’ll look for characteristic features such as:
In addition to a physical exam, the doctor will want information about your current health, medical history, and family history to help assess whether the cause is structural or neurologic.
X-rays may be ordered to support the diagnosis.
Call Houston’s Best Podiatrist Sherman Nagler today for a consultation 713.529.1010