Insoles are specifically designed to provide additional cushioning and support to the feet, which can alleviate pain and fatigue. They work by redistributing pressure on the feet, providing more stability, and reducing shock absorption during movement.
When you walk or stand for prolonged periods of time, your feet take a considerable amount of stress. This can lead to discomfort in different areas such as the heel, arches, or ball of your foot. By using insoles that have been custom-made for your specific needs or conditions like overpronation (excessive inward rolling of the foot), plantar fasciitis, or flat feet; these issues can be addressed.
Insoles absorb impact forces generated from each step taken hence diminishing their effects on joints including ankles, knees, and hips among others. They also help align your entire body posture which includes spine alignment thus relieving pressure off lower back muscles.
Orthotic insoles are particularly effective at managing chronic foot pain because they offer superior support compared to generic shoe inserts often sold at drug stores.
Wearing proper-fitting insoles protects not only your feet but also other parts of your body that are affected by improper biomechanics when walking or standing.