For so many people it feels as if their plantar fasciitis diagnosis came out of nowhere. It can be hard to predict the onset of the condition but it is clear what can cause plantar fasciitis. Certain characteristics make contracting plantar fasciitis more likely. The shape of your arch in some cases can determine whether or not you're more likely to develop plantar fasciitis.
How Do High Arches Affect My Feet?The way your arch is shaped can dictate how your weight is distributed as you stand on your feet. People with high arches place most of their weight on the ball and heel of their feet as they walk, stand and run. In severe cases some patients are diagnosed with Cavus Foot, a condition where the foot has an extremely high arch. People with high arches can live with a number of symptoms because of the shape of their foot. The following symptoms are common in people with high arches:
- Pain when standing or walking
- Shortened foot
- Difficulty fitting shoes
- Inward tilting heel and increased risk of ankle sprains
- Calluses on the ball, side or heel of the foot
- Hammertoe or claw toe