Orthotics include shoe inserts, braces, and pads. They can be purchased over-the-counter at your local drug store, or custom made by prescription. The goal of these devices is to protect the feet, improve biomechanics, and properly align the feet and ankles. Eliminating pain is the main focus.
How can orthotics help with sore feet?
Common foot conditions like flat feet, arthritis, and heel pain may be addressed with orthotics. Deformities and other structural issues of the feet cause weight to be unevenly distributed. Extra pressure is placed on an area of the foot resulting in pain. Deformities such as hammertoe can be addressed with these devices as well.