Lifestyle and home remedies

By Mayo Clinic Staff

If you're experiencing minor pain from flatfeet, 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. A trial of over-the-counter arch supports is reasonable to consider.
  • Medications. Over-the-counter pain relievers may help.
  • Weight loss. Losing weight can reduce the amount of stress on your feet.
Aug. 18, 2012