d. Treatment. Follow this treatment:
Eliminate the pressure on the affected foot.
(2) Surgery may be indicated for adolescents or those for whom bunions are
Avoid high-heeled, narrow-toed shoes.
2-26. PES CAVUS (CLAWFOOT)
In this condition, the longitudinal arch is abnormally high. The result is that the
toes may curl under in what is described as a "clawfoot" (see figure 2-14).
a. Signs/Symptoms of Clawfoot. Included are the following:
Pain in the metatarsals.
Shortened Achilles tendon.
Figure 2-14. Pes cavus (clawfoot).
b. Treatment of Clawfoot. Place a foam rubber bar across the insole just
behind the metatarsal heads. In severe cases, surgery may be necessary.
Section VI. PREVENTION OF FOOT PROBLEMS
2-27. FOOT CLEANLINESS
Many, but not all, foot disorders can be prevented by practicing good foot
hygiene. Proper care of feet can be achieved by doing the following:
a. Change socks/hosiery as well as shoes daily.
b. Wash feet carefully and dry feet thoroughly paying particular attention to the
area between the toes.