Looking my sport shoesWhen it comes to the health of your feet, you might be wondering how you can choose the right orthotics for you. There is quite a variety, and many people might feel overwhelmed by the choices. Many might, in fact, not think they need orthotics or might get over the counter shoe inserts to treat what they consider to be minor pain or problems. This blog is going to look at how you can choose the right orthotic or shoe inserts for yourself to keep your feet healthy and to feel great throughout the days, weeks, months, and years to come. Let’s take a quick look!


  1. Choosing the Right Orthotics

When you’re purchasing orthotic shoes, you need to make sure you choose something compatible with what you want to use them for. You need to consider the different activities you plan on doing such as working out. Will you be running or walking? Where will you be working or working out? You will also need to consider how often you are on your feet and what the conditions will be where you are wearing them. You can talk to your doctor or podiatrist for tips on the shoes you should get for different things to make sure you choose the right orthotics for you.


  1. Get Orthotics for Work

No matter where you work, orthotics can be a great choice to help cut down on foot pain and any foot issues. This can be if you are working in an office, giving you comfort for walking around or standing for long periods of time. You can also get great orthotics for construction work whether or not if you do construction for a living or are planning on doing tough projects around your home. You can find a number of orthotic work boots that will provide excellent support for your feet while also providing the necessary protection for construction work. If you travel to different homes for your job, you can find comfortable orthotics, giving you the ability to easily get in and out of your car and walk to homes without any pain or foot exhaustion.


  1. Get Prescription Orthotics from Your Podiatrist

A great way to choose the right orthotics for you is to seek help from your doctor or podiatrist. He or she will be able to help you find the right ones, and can also prescribe orthotic shoes. This can be the best way to get the right care you need for your feet. When you get prescription orthotics, you will get shoes that fit your feet perfectly and will help whichever foot condition you may have. The two main types orthotics are accommodative and functional. Accommodative tend to be softer, providing more comfort that you may need for your foot condition or problem. Functional prescription orthotics are also comfortable, but are primarily used to treat uncommon motion in your feet. This can be if one foot drags or turns the wrong way while you are walking.


  1. Get Inserts for Your Favorite Shoes

If you already have a favorite pair of shoes, you can upgrade them to orthotic footwear using a orthopedic insert.  Unlike most store brands, insoles sold by Orthotic Shop are designed to help correct many common foot conditions in addition to providing extra comfort and padding.

When getting orthotic inserts, you need to know which type you will need. A podiatrist can help you decipher this and can help you look through the selection to find something that works best for you. There are several different types of orthotic insoles. Arch supports will help you deal with plantar fasciitis and other arch conditions or heel liners if you have problems with your heels. You can also get foot cushions or just regular orthotic insoles to help your favorite, non-orthotic shoes to give you the extra cushioning you need to deal with overly sensitive feet.


The Orthotic Shop has a number of great orthopedic solutions to choose from, making it easy to find the best one for your feet. You can also order custom and prescription orthotics through our site, which provide the best custom footwear experience you can find. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us!