If you have been told you have poor arches.....
Try strengthening exercises to condition the muscles of the foot along the arch and make them stronger. Stand with your feet flat on the floor and shoulder-width apart. Steady yourself with your hands if necessary, then slowly raise up onto the balls of both feet. Raise yourself up until you feel the stretch in the arch of your foot. Hold this position for five seconds, then slowly lower yourself back to the ground. Repeat this exercise 10 times to strengthen your arches.
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