This condition is where the arch is exaggerated and the foot is often said to be rigid. The extensor tendons on the top of the foot often tend to appear prominent. This is often a hereditary condition or sometimes a result of neurological or muscle disorders.
High arches may cause callus buildup particularly under the first and fifth toes. The limited range of motion may lead to poor shock absorption and possibly pain throughout the body chain — feet, ankles, knees, hips and back.