So you know you have flat feet and you want to do something about it. Surgery for most people is a last option but relying on special shoes doesn’t sound that great either. So what do you do? Well here is a handy flat feet treatment to help strengthen the muscles in your feet and hopefully reverse your fallen arches. It might even stop over pronation There’s no guarantee that they will work, but you don't know until you try. So if you’re willing to spend a half hour a day trying to improve your feet condition, then read on!
Marble Work Out
OK this first flat feet treatment might sound really easy but if your flat feet are painful, then this might be a lot harder than it sounds. I call this the marble workout. Simply take a cupful of marbles and spread them out in front of your chair. Now place the cup in the center of them and sit down. No one by one pick up the marbles with your toes and drop them in the cup. I know this sounds easy but curling your toes to pick up such small objects is a great work out for the muscles in you’re arch.
The next exercise is usually associated with calf muscle training. But it actually does wonders for your feet as well. It’s called the toe raise, simply lift yourself up on your toes and lower yourself back down. Try not to let your heels touch the ground before you rise back up again. This puts a lot of weight on the balls of your feet which helps strengthen the arch. If this seems too easy, an alternative is to do it on one foot at a time, holding the back of a chair or a wall for balance.
Try incorporating these two exercises into your day at least three times a week. The worst case scenario is you spend a bit of time working out with nothing to show for it. But for a lot of people, these basic exercises help strengthen their feet and they start to build their arch back up. And this means you might have less over pronation! What do you have to lose?