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Okay, I don't have flat feet, but they definately aren't very arched and pretty like all of the beautiful prima ballerinas' feet are. What's really sad is that just this year I found out that you can actually improve the arch in your foot and how to do it safely. :o Anyway, I'm 15 years old and I was wondering if it is too late to try and improve my arches. I wasn't sure if maybe all of the muscles/bones/whatever had already finished growing and I was just stuck with what I have or not. I'd love to improve my arch and am willing to work at it, but I'm just not sure if it would do any good. Thanks in advance!!

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Feet can generally be improved with relative ease while you're under 25 years of age. After that time, things are a lot more tightened and closed up, and it becomes harder to make them looser.

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I am 15 as well and was not born with the bannana feet so to speak. Since age 13 I have been stretching my feet on my own as well as with the physical therapist at my ballet studio and together we have been able to completely change the look of my feet on and off pointe. It is amazing. We took before and after pictures of this year and last year and my feet underwent a complete transformation from my age 14-15! So I do believe it possible for you to improve your feet even at the age of 15. Some suggestions I have it to start out slowly. Start stretching 2-3 times a week and after about a month increase it to every-other-day etc. This will help prevent over stretching, causing injury, and becoming too incredibly sore the next day.

Good luck!

I hope it works out for you! :lol:

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