If you are suffering from heel and foot pain wearing a pair of orthotic insoles can really help to ease your pain. Orthotic insoles support your feet in the most natural position, correcting pronation in your feet and taking strain and pressure off key parts of your foot.
Things to look out for before buying:
-When choosing your new pair of insoles you should make sure that they have been created out of the correct materials. A good pair will be made out of a durable material that can provide rigid support to your feet and absorb shock. Typically insoles are made out of three different kinds of materials cork, EVA and gel. Ones that have been created using softer materials such as wool should be avoided.
-Usually a good pair of insoles will often feel uncomfortable at first and will require a break in period. The break in period refers to the time needed for your feet to get used to the new support that they give you. Once the break in period is complete the insoles should feel more comfortable to wear.
-The size and fit of your new insoles is also very important. If you buy insoles that make your shoes too tight or are too small and slide around in your shoes this can make your foot pain worse and can even cause other to develop problems such as blisters, bunions, metatarsalgia and hammer toes.
-The durability of the insoles is also important. Insoles are put under constant pressure which can lead to the support that they provide to wear out. If your insoles have worn out it is important to replace them as the support a your feet will not be getting the support and protection that they need.
-Finally and most importantly, they should to not only help to support your feet better but also correct any bio-mehcnial imbalances that you may have. This will help to ease foot pain and can also help your entire skeletal system preventing injuries in your lower legs, knees, hips and back.
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