If you have flatfeet pain, it might be caused by your footwear. A flat foot needs proper arch support, otherwise you’ll suffer from heel pain, arch pain, and even overall leg pain.
To get some instant relief, elevate your feet for 10 to 15 minutes at a 45 degree angle. This will help reduce swelling. You can also roll your arches over a frozen water bottle. If you don’t have that handy, an ice pack will also do the trick.
You can also massage the feet or run them under water, alternating hot and cold. To relax a little, try a foot bath with some essential oils.
Ditch the flip flops and high heels—they can really exacerbate any problem you might have. In fact, they can even cause you to develop deformities like bunions or hammertoes. They can also give you other serious problems like heel pain, tendonitis, and stress fractures.
Relieve pain from flat feet by getting the proper support in your shoe. This may mean getting fitted for a custom orthotic from a podiatrist like Victoria L. Melhuish, DPM. Call our office, Sierra Foot & Ankle, in Carson City, NV, at (775) 783-8037 to make an appointment.