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Can your foot arch get higher with age?

I bought a pair of sandals the beginning of the summer before and threw them in the back of the closet because the arch support was way too high. However when I just tried them on they were perfect.


Asked by MythicMMM at 6:40 PM on Aug. 24, 2010 in Health

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Answers (5)
  • They can get higher. The tendons in the foot can tighten and become less flexible causing the arch to become higher. My mother's became so tight & high that she had to have foot surgery to correct it.

    Answer by motherofhope98 at 7:35 PM on Aug. 24, 2010

  • Hmmmmm could it be just the opposite? Your arch has fallen so the higher arch now feels good?

    Answer by karamille at 6:41 PM on Aug. 24, 2010

  • usually it lowers. Have you been toe walking lately? The tendons may have stretched temporarily.

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 6:41 PM on Aug. 24, 2010

  • I think it usually gets lower but I guess it could

    Answer by Liz132 at 6:41 PM on Aug. 24, 2010

  • It usually goes the other way. As we age, our arches tend to get flatter.

    Answer by NannyB. at 6:49 PM on Aug. 24, 2010