How can I get relief from pain caused by flat feet?

Aaron Nelson
Sports Medicine
If you have flat feet, try to avoid flat soled shoes such as sandals and flats. Over the counter inserts/insoles with an arch support will also usually help, but if you are having significant pain, seek the help of a podiatrist and be fitted for custom orthotics. Massage may also help reduce the pain by helping bring more blood flow into the soft tissue on the bottom of the foot. If your pain persists, talk to your physician or a foot and ankle specialist to seek more options.

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