Many of us know that flat feet can cause pain, difficulty with exercising, and problems with finding shoes. However, you are not necessarily stuck with the issues flat feet can cause. There are a few things to do to help with this condition. First, you can stretch the calf muscle, to avoid further arch collapse. Next, you can perform exercises that strengthen the intrinsic foot muscles in the foot along the arch. While wearing shoes, you can wear supports that align the bones of the foot properly. Conversely, going barefoot when possible may help strengthen the foot. In instances where a flat foot creates an extreme burden on your life, surgery may be an option.