Every year more and more people begin to think about the importance of foot care, about the prevention of foot diseases. Orthopedic insoles are capable of preventing the development of pathologies and many other problems. They fit into your shoes and keep your foot in the correct position. Thanks to such products, the muscles, which are maximally loaded when walking, have the opportunity to relax due to the fact that others, previously unused, are toned. However, the problem is that not everyone is able to choose the right insole, taking into account their individual characteristics.
Rigid instep supports (orthopedic insoles) are made of graphite, steel or special plastics. This type of insoles is suitable for obese people whose weight exceeds one hundred kilograms. Rigid insoles allow you to properly distribute the load over the entire foot, supporting the arches in the desired position. These products help relieve pain from overstrain of the ligaments, as well as relieve pain in the thumb bone.
Semi-rigid insoles are mainly made of flexible plastic, they help to relieve the tension of the soft tissues of the foot. Feet in such shoes practically do not feel the impact of the foot on the ground. Semi-rigid insoles are recommended for people suffering from foot twists or ankle sprains.
Soft insoles will help you get rid of corns or calluses on the suspended part of the foot. In addition, they are recommended for patients with diabetes mellitus, as they help to avoid foot chafing. Soft instep supports are made on a foam or sponge base.
There is another type of instep supports - these are preventive insoles. Their main task is to help your foot stay in good condition for as long as possible. These insoles control your foot, prevent the arches from loosening and compressing them. Prophylactic instep supports are made of cork, leather or foam.
Also, instep supports are distinguished for the treatment of heel spurs. Such insoles are equipped with a special heel pad, which is shaped like a horseshoe. They are used to prevent the possibility of injury to the soft tissues of the heel.
There are special orthopedic insoles for children. They contribute to the formation of correct and healthy arches of the foot. These insoles are recommended for the prevention of flat feet.