Are you considering orthotics?
Perhaps you’re not even sure how to understand them. Put simply, an orthotic means any device you insert into your shoe to provide additional comfort and support.
You’ve probably seen them at various stores. Some cost just $10 or so, while others can run up to a few hundred. The simpler ones are just a felt pad, while the more complex get made custom just for your foot to correct a specific, and likely painful, problem.
Somewhere around 70% of the US population has some degree of flat feet or fallen arches. Some people experience the condition more than others, so orthotics make good sense for many, including those who don’t even know it yet.
Take a minute to learn more about orthotics:
And, remember you don’t have to be in serious pain to get orthotics. You could just be a regular person who proactively wants to protect your body from pain and injuries caused by problems with your feet.
Orthotics come in three types:
The type you get depends on the problems you experience and the physical structure of your foot.
If you’re experiencing frequent foot and ankle pain, and especially if you’ve tried other solutions with no luck, orthotics may be exactly what you need. Consider discussing them with a podiatrist if you find yourself in that situation.