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. More often than not 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 can be 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 problems to develop 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 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 biomechanical 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.
List of the best insoles to buy
These Footreviver insoles are a perfect choice for anyone experiencing foot pain. They have been designed with inbuilt arch support to help keep strain and pressure of key ligaments found in your foot such as the plantar fascia, helping with both treating and preventing foot injuries. They are extremely lightweight and have a slim design meaning they can fit into lots of different types of shoes quickly and easily without bulking them up.
Pros: -Rigid arch support that helps support your feet and correct problems with the way your feet function that may be causing damage to your feet. -Ideal for people with flat feet. -Lightweight -Made from high-quality durable materials that make them last longer. -Come with a full 30-day money back guarantee so you don't have to worry about wasting your money if they aren't right for you.
Cons: -Lack of sizes.
If you are a runner and athlete and wanting to buy some new insoles to ease your foot pain then you really cannot go wrong with a pair of these Shoewawa running insoles. They have been made from the very best medical grade materials that will absorb shock and ease pressure underneath your feet. With a full 30-day money back guarantee which means if you aren't happy with them you can simply send them back to get a full refund!
Pros: -Has some great shock absorption to help protect your feet against shock damage when running - Features a memory foam top layer helps cushion and support your feet better -Inbuilt metatarsal support to combat metatarsalgia -Perfect for runners and people who like to play sports -Lightweight and durable
Cons: -Not the best arch support
If you shock is what is causing your foot pain then adding these to your shoes will definitely help! They have been made to absorb as much shock as possible and have been proven to help prevent and treat a number of different injuries including metatarsalgia, plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendinitis, shin splints, jumpers knee and runners knee.
Pros: -The very best shock absorption you can buy
-Helps prevent and treat a whole host of different injuries
-Breathable holes help to circulate air around your feet keeping them feeling fresher for longer.
Cons: -Not the best arch support
-Can feel a little bulky inside narrow shoes.
These arch support insoles by NuovaHealth are the best choice if you have flat feet or high arches. They can also help if you are a runner and want to protect your feet from common overuse injuries such as plantar fasciitis or from shock damage which can cause injury to your feet and to the rest of your lower legs.
Pros: -The best rigid arch support that you can get -Made from lightweight, breathable and shock absorbing carbon fiber material -Ideal for people with flat feet or high arches -Corrects under pronation and over-pronation of the feet -Treats and prevents a wide number of injuries including metatarsalgia, plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, shin splints, runners knee and jumpers knee
Cons: -May take your feet a while to break into the insoles -Not many sizes available and may require you to trim to the correct size.
These massaging gel insoles are perfect for people who find themselves standing on their feet all day. Made from special silicone gel these insoles will help to protect your feet from shock and restore balance to them helping you to stay on your feet for longer.
Pros: -Works with the biomechanics of your feet to correct common gait problems such as excessive pronation. -Massaging gel massages your feet relieving pressure and easing the pain when you walk -Ideal for people who stand for long periods -Excellent shock absorption perfect for combating foot, heel, shin and knee pain.
Cons: -Offer very little arch support thus are not suitable for those suffering from injuries such as plantar fasciitis.