Last Modified on Jun 18, 2014
Natural Remedies for Flat Feet
Flat feet are feet with flattened arches that cause the sole of the foot to touch when making contact with the floor. Relatively common, flat feet occur when the arches of the feet do not develop properly during childhood, or sometimes after an injury or as an effect of natural wear and tear. We are all born with flat feet, and as we progress through childhood our arches develop. Some people's arches never develop, and this can lead to issues in the ankles and knees as flat feet aren't optimal for leg alignment; but not everyone experiences pain as a result of their flat feet.
There are over-the-counter orthotics for flat feet such as arch supports that may be inserted into shoes to reduce symptoms such as foot pain in the heel or arch, or swelling in the inside of the ankle.
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This page is meant for user-submitted cures and discussions for flat feet. This page is still relatively new, and we are actively interested in finding more Home and natural remedies for flat feet. Know of a remedy that belongs here? Please feel free to share your story with us.
[YEA] Fallen Arches: Take some strong first aid tape and tape your arches tightly. Do not tape your whole foot, just the arches. This works better than any inserts you can buy.
[NAY] Could you guys, please start a section on fallen arches or flat feet? My feet hurt all the time, when standing on concrete. Not so much, if I am on wood floors or the natural earth. Walking does NOT make my feet hurt either. It just seems to be the concrete and standing for long periods of time. I have tried alot of stuff, with varied results and would appreciate any remedies others have tried with sucess. Thank you.