One of the best ways to prevent pain if you have flat feet is to wear shoes that will stabilize the foot and prevent excessive overpronation. When walking or running, good shoes will promote a healthier movement of the foot with each stride. Look for shoes with good arch support and a width to accommodate your foot size. A tight Achilles tendon can also contribute to overpronation, so exercises to stretch the Achilles will be effective against sore feet and legs. Rest and icing at the end of the day can also help soreness and swelling. Dr. Harvey Danciger can fit you with custom orthotic inserts, which are very effective in providing stability and support for patients with flat feet. Physical therapy may also be helpful.
Call our office at (760) 568-0108 with any questions or concerns. We provide expert care if you need treatment for painful flat feet.