Treatment Options If You Have Flat Feet

Flat feet occur when the arches of your feet touch the floor as you're standing, according to the Cleveland Clinic. About two out of every ten adults have flat feet and

sometimes even experience fallen arches. Keep in mind, there are different types of flat feet, and typically, you don't need to worry about them if they aren't causing you any

problems. That said, flat feet can bring about many issues for some people. For example, some types of flat feet can cause leg cramps and throbbing in the legs or feet. They

can also lead to secondary problems, such as bunions, corns, calluses, and shin splints. In addition, flat feet may increase the risk of developing arthritis, and pain in the

lower back, hips, or knees. Unfortunately, the discomfort doesn't stop there. Some may experience tenderness in the arches or different areas of the feet, like the ankles or

heels, per the National Health Service (NHS).There Are Several Ways To Treat Flat Feet The good news is that if or when you experience complications from flat feet, you'll

have several treatment options. Arch supports, for one, are a popular way to deal with painful flat feet (via Mayo Clinic). You can buy orthotic supports over the counter, or you

can schedule an appointment with a podiatrist who can have a pair designed especially for your feet. Over-the-counter nonsteroidial anti-inflammatory drugs could also help with

the pain.