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I have fallen arches and wear orthodics. I haven't regularly worn sandals or even low-top shoes in about eight years. A podiatrist gave me a series of exercises involving a tennis ball to strengthen my arches and those helped some. I am wondering if there are any other exercises I can do to help strengthen my arches. Conversely I am wondering if there are any exercises, e.g., squats, I should avoid.

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This q/a has links to exercises for the arch such as towel pleats and toe raises. Also, you may need to include stretching exercises along with myofascial work for muscle or myofascial tightness of the foot, lateral leg and even the hip to improve the balance of the foot and arch. –  BackInShapeBuddy Jul 8 '13 at 7:24
How about beach volleyball or running in the sand generally? –  tsykora Jul 8 '13 at 9:49
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