These supports and insoles are available in a variety of forms and sizes; depend on the type of your footwear. Below are some types of arch supports that are used hugely by flat footed people. Sports arch insoles are good for high impact sports as it provides cushion to heel and better shock absorption. These supports are particularly designed for runners, skaters, soccer players and other sports players who need to run throughout the game. These insoles are designed to get better motion control. then waiting for the insole to be completed can take months or, in some cases, well up to a year. Not to Ndu, who does reconstructive, trauma and fracture work, is an alumnus of Yale University where he earned both his medical degree and his master of business administration. The native of Nigeria completed a residency in orthopedic surgery at Yale where he served as a clinical instructor for the Department of Orthopedics. He completed a foot and ankle fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania. Due to his subspecialty, Ndu providing diabetic foot care and treating patients who have flat feet — a condition that is more common in African Americans. Ndu says flat feet can lead to other tendon problems. Longer tape measures are also available for specialty uses like measuring distances, such as a pasture, fence or driveway. These tapes can be as long as 300 feet or more. Others are available in 25 or 100 feet. Traditional tape measures are basically a long strand that can be rolled up in a small case or simply wrapped up and tied with a rubber band. The old-fashioned cloth tape measure is still found at sewing and notion stores, and even your local discount store will have some ranging from about $1 to as much as $6. Another issue that came up for me during treatment was that my knee felt very sore after my sessions. I had to climb a flight of stairs to get to work each day and it was difficult when my knee was sore. My acupuncturist told me to take an epsom salt bath after treatment to help alleviate the soreness. I tried it and it helped immensely. A. Flat feet are a structural deformity of excessive motion of the ankle bone on the heel bone. This causes the feet to "turn in" or pronate to an extreme point where it causes at the very least, tired, achy sore feet. I learned that there are good physical therapists and great physical therapists. This time I was lucky, I found a group of people who loved their work and they did an in depth analysis of my injury. It was the therapist who discovered my frozen spine and treated it. They also found that I had a rotator cuff injury associated with it and I had what they called 'chicken wing'. My muscles had become so atrophied, my shoulder blade didn't sit against my back the way it should (gross!). Try not to go barefoot, even if walking around in the house. Always wear orthodics or shoes with built-in support.