Lifestyle and home remedies

By Mayo Clinic Staff

If your flatfeet cause you minor pain, you might want to try:

  • Rest. Avoid activities that aggravate your condition. Participate in low-impact activities — such as walking, biking or swimming — rather than jumping and running activities.
  • Arch supports. Over-the-counter arch supports might increase your comfort.
  • Medications. Over-the-counter pain relievers might help.
  • Weight loss. Losing weight can reduce stress on your feet.
June 12, 2015