I have had flat feet all my life and I've had painful arches, ankles, legs, and back my whole life too. There is no doubt all the symptoms are related. Orthotics seem to be the answer here; however, before I seek consultation in person, how much can this cost me? I know that a firm answer cannot be had until I seek help, but since I do not have health insurance it would help me to know what I'm expecting so I can pay for it. There must be some ball park figure I can go with.
A little more background if you need it... I have plenty of pain--and it seems to be getting worse. Exercise helps but it's certainly not a cure. I use OTC inserts in my shoes and they help some but I still have the pains. My feet started out extremely pronated as a child and they have stayed that way.
I live in Georgia. Thanks!