When you standthe gap between your foot’s inner side and the ground is referred to as your arch. If your arch is highyou have a pes cavus (high-arched foot). A high arch may not cause any symptoms for some peoplebut for others it can lead to discomfort. Symptoms vary depending on the degree of the arch. Some patients develop calluses or hard skin under the sole of the foot or feel pain or tenderness along the arch. Feet may also feel stiff. In severe casespain in the calfhipor knee may develop. It may be challenging to find shoes that fit properlyespecially around the ankleand shoes may wear out quickly. To determine the best treatment for high arches and other foot conditionsa podiatrist will examine the foot and perform a gait analysis. He or she will also look at a patient’s medical historypast medical problemslengthfrequency of symptoms in determining the best treatment plan.