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How To Choose Proper Shoe Insoles

How To Choose Proper Shoe Insoles

About 20 to 30 percent of the United States population suffer from common foot conditions, causing discomfort and pain. Insoles are often a great way to find relief but you must choose the right type for your feet. This is particularly important if you are on your feet most of the day as that demand will take a big toll on your feet, joints, and back. So, you need to choose the proper shoe insoles.

How To Choose Proper Shoe Insoles

Shoe insoles provide more support while enhancing function. With the right aftermarket insoles, your feet will have less stress, leading to less pain. But, if you don’t choose the right insoles, that pain will only increase. Here are some quick tips on how to choose proper shoe insoles:

● Know your arch. Is it low or high? Consult a foot doctor to learn about the height of your foot arch.
● Choose the right length. Ask your podiatrist which length insoles will be most beneficial — full length or ¾ length? Both provide different function, so it’s important to use the right length.
● Test insoles. Once you know your arch type and which length, you’ll need to try different insoles. If you feel relief, it’s a good match. But, if foot pain worsens, it’s time to try another kind.