Most of us have experienced this before—an ache in our arches that doesn’t go away. If you’ve felt this pain, you’re not alone. Around 50 percent of Americans experience heel pain, which is one of the causes of plantar fasciitis. This condition causes pain in the bottom of the heel that often extends to your arches. People with flat feet often experience cramps and aches in their arches.
The good news is, stretches can help reduce the pain and prevent plantar fasciitis. If your arches are always achy, make sure you’re wearing proper and supportive footwear. Then, incorporate these gentle stretches into your daily routine to prevent further damage and strengthen your feet.