If you've worn arch supports in the past to help you walk and move normally, you will be surprised to learn that the new "arch supports" are not really arch supports at all. A field of medical technology called biomechanics has developed new foot supports; the new science deals with human motion and can "custom make" any device you need to support your feet. Some people may still refer to them as "arch supports", but there is a world of difference and new comfort for those who need them so that they can be helped to walk normally without aches and pain. Make sure that your child gets ample rest. This would buy some time for the body to heal itself, and keep the problem from aggravating further. Application of ice has been a traditional home remedy to reduce pain and swelling. Wrap some ice cubes in a clean towel, and place it on the aching area. The ice should not be applied for more than 20 minutes. Wrap the ice in a thicker towel, if needed. Elevating the aching foot at a level that is higher than that of the heart also helps in reducing the swelling (if any) and the pain. Plantar warts are caused by a virus. Plantar means bottom of the foot, but warts can occur other places on the foot and toes as well. Plantar warts can be painful depending on where they are located. Sometimes they are mistaken for callouses because layers of hard skin can build up on top of the wart. Just because you have flat feet does not mean you will have problems or pain. If you do have pain, there are various treatment options available. If you only have one foot that has a flat arch, it may be due to another problem and you should get it checked out. Bunion treatment can be difficult to undergo, especially if surgery is required. Bunion treatment is absolutely necessary for some people who have severe bunions causing deformities if they want to continue living a quality life. Women are more prone to developing bunions than men. This is probably because of ill fitting narrow-toed high heeled shoes often worn by women. However, bunions can be present at birth and can also be caused by injuries to the foot. Corns and calluses are one of the three major foot problems in the United States. The other two are foot infections and toenail problems. Corns and calluses affect about 5% of the population. Try this exercise to build strength and add flexibility to your feet. While sitting with your feet flat on the floor, raise your heels and hold for five seconds. Next, press your toes to the floor for another five seconds. Do this routine 10 times. A corn or callus is an area of hard thick skin. If the corn or callus is between the toes it can be soft and painful. Try using toe spacers or toe sleeves from a department or drug store. However, the doctor may have to thin down the corn or callus if it doesn't go away.