Good footwear is important
and the toes) which can cause the feet to be painful.
As a high arch could cause disability, it is advised that they fit themselves with proper foot support.
Orthotic insoles and shoes are designed to correct faulty foot function, reducing the amount of ankle role and arch flattening when walking or running.
By correcting over-pronation, orthotics realigns feet and ankle bones to their neutral position, restoring natural foot function.
There are a number of different types of orthotics available, even one that can be worn with high-heeled shoes. They are all designed to achieve the same goal.
Generally, there are two types: custommade rigid ones and off-the-shelf pieces that are readily available.
Custom-made rigid orthotics can only be prescribed and dispensed by an orthotist for patients with serious biomechanical disorders or foot deformities.
Off-the-shelf insoles, however, do not address the biomechanical problem of overpronation, as an orthotic does.
While orthotics plays a role in correcting foot arches, good footwear is important. When buying shoes, have your feet measured and always use the shoe side from your bigger foot as a guide.
Go shoe shopping in the afternoon as that is the time when your feet swells the most.
Buy shoes only if they are comfortable. If you have trouble finding shoes that fit, seek an orthotist for advice.