Shoe inserts work by providing additional support and cushioning to your feet, helping alleviate pain and discomfort caused by various foot conditions or injuries. There are different types of shoe inserts available in the market, each designed for specific foot issues.
Orthotics, which are custom-made shoe inserts prescribed by a podiatrist or orthopedic surgeon, can correct structural abnormalities in the feet that cause pain. Arch support inserts help distribute weight evenly across the feet and reduce pressure on the ball of the foot.
Cushioning inserts provide extra padding to protect against shock while walking or running. They also absorb excess moisture which helps prevent fungi growth that causes unpleasant odors.
Insoles for flat feet work by adding arch support where it is needed most. This prevents overpronation (rolling inward) of your ankles when you walk thereby reducing knee, back, and hip pains.
By using appropriate shoe inserts tailored specifically to one’s needs, it is possible to improve posture and reduce fatigue during daily activities like standing or walking.