Flat feet is a common problem: the inner arch is low (flat) and people who have it usually get tired feet after walking a short while. Some may also experience their ankle rolling in too much, otherwise known as overpronation. There are two types of flat feet: rigid and flexible (also known as functional type) flat feet.
If you have the flexible type of flat feet, then you are lucky: do some of these exercises and the foot arch will form nicely. As a chiropractor, in my clinic http://www.mbachiro.com I have seen some people who have the flexible type of flat feet. People usually think of buying insoles (orthotics), motion control shoes, but do they really need it? Come for an assessment and you will know.
Here are some exercises that you can try for better feet strength and stability.
Finally everyone’s favourite question: do you need orthotics (insoles). Watch this video.
In our experience, some people definitely need orthotics (insoles), while other don’t. In my centre, we always assess and don’t guess.