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Is it possible to get PF if you have flat feet? My running partner says her arch hurts first thing in the morning and goes away as the day progresses...Since I don't have flat feet (I have very high arches), I'm just not sure if the things I have done to alleviate PF will work for her. For me, ice, golf ball rolling, stretching, and taping my feet did wonders, as well as arch support inserts. I want to tell her those things but I'm not sure if that would be okay--I would think you wouldn't need the arch support with flat feet. Thoughts?<br><br>
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Lisa
 

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Hi fellow Team H'er!<br><br>
Flat feet are probably more susceptible to PF than high arched runners like you and me. Overpronation seems to be one of the main culprits of PF, and flat footers as a rule tend to pronate more than others. I think that everything you tried would work for your partner except maybe the arch supports. They would have to be a pretty flat support. Of the myriad of supports I've tried, SuperFeet seem to be the lowest arched, and they may work here.
 

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I have super flat feet and I've had PF for a stretch earlier this year. I don't have any actual recommendations (as I didn't really do anything to treat it, it just kinda went away), but I do wear Sole insoles which have great arch support and I love them.
 

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I'm another runner with flat feet and it seems like I am always battling PF. Stretching the calves is probably the best thing I do to deal with it..... but I also use arch supports insoles and an arch strap.
 

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I'm a high-arch, supinator that is coming up on 2 years of PF (supposedly it "burns off" after 18 months <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Sad">), I do feel though it's getting better, some days are worse than others, but that better than everyday screaming when I get out of bed. I still have a pair of clogs that go on my feet right away. I am only barefoot to swim.
 
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