I have a high arch, why do I have hammertoes?

High Arched feet, or Pes Cavus, often cause a musculoskeletal imbalance at the metatarsal phalageal  and proximal interphalangeal joints.  This imbalance cause an over-powering of one set of muscles over another causing the digit to hammer.  As time goes on the deformity becomes more progressive and permanent.