My daughter has flat feet - she stands all day on her job and she complains a lot - she still has not sought a good work shoe - but maybe if she feels bad enough she will. A good shoe or perhaps an insole may help you too.
I agree with the post below. Good shoes are worth their weight in gold.
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9/24/12 10:33 P
Shoes do make a HUGE difference. It is definitely worth the investment. I had never had a problem until exercising in some new balance shoes from Ross that gave me shin splints. I find it worth it spending the $$ for good shoes to avoid injury. A good store will be able to point you in the direction of a shoe for people that over pronate (flat feet). And as previously said, low impact exercise is good too. swimming, ellpiticals. Good luck!
9/24/12 10:20 P
Well, the only way to get the right shoes is to go to a good shoe store. BUT! When I had foot pain like that I took up swimming, with swim fins. My feet (and thighs and butt) got so much stronger that the pain faded away. Things got aligned better, too. Just a thought.
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9/24/12 9:57 P
Okay, so I started adding more exercise to videos and with the Wii Zumba in. However, my feet are killing me not even 5 minutes in to exercising..it feels like I am walking on a bunch of pins. I have barely any arch...does anybody have any advice for shoes? I am assuming I need new shoes. I would go to a shoe store and ask, but I live about 2 hours from the nearest store that could help with that.
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