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What do I need to know about caring for someone with flat feet?

If you have a child or family member with flat feet, there are a number of ways you can help.

If their doctor recommends that they wear arch supports or other shoe modifications, help them get these devices and remember to wear them.

Many doctors also recommend stretching exercises and limiting certain types of physical activity. So, encourage your loved one to do the exercises and to stay off their feet when possible.

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