Arch pain with activity

I am a teenager and I play volleyball, and sometimes experience severe arch pain. It is usually when I am practicing on the grass in my back yard, and sometimes while running distances of a mile plus. I have flat feet(I bought inserts but they hurt, too) and am prone to shin splints and rolling my ankles.I badly sprained my ankle last season, and now I have to wear ankle braces to play. I just got MalleoLoc ankle braces(apparently they're better for your knees than my old ones) and I had to take them off because my arches hurt too much.My heel had also started to go slightly numb.My old braces-Active Ankle T2s- went under the shoe insert, not touching my actual foot. I am concerned because these MalleoLocs were not cheap. Is it possible the straps were improperly fitted, or is it something else?
A fast response would be greatly appreciated-games start in a week.
Thanks So Much!

Posted By Caroline on August 26, 2007 at 21:49:35:

The Simply Stable VOS, valgus overload stabilizer elbow brace is designed to help control valgus overload stresses during functional overhead motions. The overhead motions associated with throwing, tennis and volleyball put a tremendous stress on the elbow joint and ulnar collateral ligament (UCL).

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