How Insoles Can Help with Sore and Tired Feet

Sore and tired feet?

When feet hurt, walkers seek relief. The first step is to get the right shoes, but the insoles that come with athletic shoe generally do not provide shock absorbtion or arch support. So, the answer to pain may be a step further – to insoles, arch supports, and orthotics. Remove the insole that came with the shoe to replace it with the chosen insole. One of the first methods walkers try to alleviate foot pain is to use insoles. Almost anyone can benefit from footbeds even someone with a very average, problem-free foot will see a boost in comfort with a quality footbed. For instance, if your arch is high, a footbed can prevent it from elongating or collapsing with each step. Anything that cuts down on movement inside the boot means fewer blisters and a higher comfort level. There are many types of insoles and they come in varying thickness and sizes to meet specific feet requirements. Here are some guideline to follow when choosing an insole;

Conditions that may benefit from shoe inserts

  • Arch strain and pain
  • Heel pain
  • Ball of foot pain (metatarsalgia)
  • Weak ankles
  • Crooked toes and corns
  • Calluses
  • Knee pain
  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Overpronation
  • Shin splints
  • Plantar fasciitis

At the end of the day there are loads of variables that can cause sore feet. Insoles can be part of a solution – or a good place to start. However if you suffer from foot problems we recommend you seek professional advice.

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