May 20, 2013 10:57pm
If you are flat-footed, then getting arches for your shoes is probably a good idea. When you are running, your body is placing a lot of stress on your feet, mostly in the arch area. Being flat-footed causes there to be very little support in that area, so the stress is straining your feet quite a bit, that is what causes pain. Getting arches will give your feet the support that they need. Also, the muscles in your feet are hurting because they have not been worked to the extent of running for a little while. Just take it slow, and your feet (with the help of arches) will get accustomed to the stress of running and will get stronger. Massaging your feet will help to relax the muscles and to relieve the soreness.
Hope this helps and God bless!