Shoe inserts are devices that are placed into shoes to control or correct abnormal lower limb motions and alignment. In a strict sense they can be any insole that will change the mechanics of the foot. They are commonly known as orthotics, shoe insoles, functional foot orthotics or orthotic inserts.
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Orthotics for Flat Feet
Our orthotic shoe insoles help treat fallen or collapsed arches by supporting and cushioning the feet to provide stability and shock absorption which can help to reduce foot pain.
Orthotics for High Arches
Our Orthotic will help with comfort in the heel, forefoot & general alignment by supporting the calcaneal inclination angle.
Rolling in / Over Pronation
Our arch support shoe insoles help to limit over pronation of the foot and reduce excessive force placed on the arches leading to pain. This helps to limit foot fatigue and mechanical overuse foot problems
Rolling out / Supination
Our insoles help to stabilize the foot by adding arch support to the medial (inside) and lateral (outside) arches of the foot.
Podiatrist Review: How Shoe Inserts Help Foot Pain
Our shoe inserts are designed to reduce all types of foot pain
What are the best shoe inserts?
It’s important to make sure any insoles will fit into all shoe sizes and fit all types of feet. The more soft cushioning around the heel the less discomfort you will feel. Insoles are often classed as “unisex” and will work just as well for Men as Women and vice versa.
Allow for wear in time
Orthotic insoles change the way your foot functions and therefore will require a wearing-in period. Begin by wearing your innersoles for 1-2 hours on the first day.
Increase the time by 1-2 hours every day until they can be worn all day. Occasionally, there may be some discomfort in the legs or back during the adjustment period. This is due to the newly aligned position of your body, and your muscles will take some time to get used to it. If this occurs, cut back the adjustment time by 30 minutes each day. Only progress through the wearing-in procedure to your tolerance (don’t overdo it). After about a week you’ll be ready to keep them on your feet all day every day! Please ensure you remove all existing innersoles from your shoes where possible. To make sure you are getting the ultimate comfort, ensure that the arch support of the Docpods inserts finishes just after the ball of your foot.
What if I don't like the feeling of shoe insoles?
Docpods offers a 30 day money back comfort guarantee for customers. If you are not happy with your insoles you can return them to the shop or place of purchase to receive the price paid for the insole back without any hassles.
How do arch support insoles work?
Orthotics prevent foot fatigue, reduce stress and provide cushioning for the feet. For example pronation at the incorrect time of the gait (walking) cycle or pronation that happens too rapidly will cause over use of the foot, injury and foot pain. Both types of pronation can be controlled with foot orthotics.
Which problems can shoe insoles help?
In the past decade, medical research has clearly established the relation between faulty foot movements and pain in heels, knee joints and lower back.
Insoles can help with;
- Heel pain, arch pain, plantar fasciitis, corns, calluses, bunions, hammertoes, heel spurs
- Tendonitis, Shin splints, knee pain, cramping, aching or tired legs
- Certain types of lower back pain
- Neuroma, geriatric or diabetic foot problems (protects and provides comfort)
- Preventing abnormal foot development in children due to flat foot, out toeing or in toeing problems
Foot insoles are recommended for;
- Those having to stand most of the time or walk long distances;
- Athletes, especially runners, as they are exposed to a lot of overuse injuries caused by over pronation
- People more prone to over pronation because of muscle weakness, age, obesity or pregnancy
"Excellent relief from heel pain in my golf shoes, now i am using them in my work shoes also. very happy with the second purchase. thanks." Tony J.
"After 12 months of expensive medical appointments and discomfort for a hip problem, i decided to try docpods. I feel much better now on my feet. Think outside the square… your feet carry your weight and any problems there may intensify alignment problems and pain further up your body."
"Finally – no more pain after 5k’s of running. Very happy even after day 5 of wearing them. For anyone else buying – just make sure your shoes have removable insoles so you can replace with the docpods ones."