Any health problems causing pes cavus will need to be treated. These methods may also be used:
- Physical therapy
- A change in shoes, shoe inserts, or a brace to manage symptoms
People who are not helped by these methods may need surgery. The type of surgery done depends on what is causing the pes cavus.
This content is reviewed regularly and is updated when new and relevant evidence is made available. This information is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with questions regarding a medical condition.
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a (Cavus Foot; High Arched Foot; Claw Foot)
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