If your feet tilt inward or you have foot pain for another reason, shoe inserts may help tame discomfort.
The American Podiatric Medical Association says types of shoe inserts include:
- Arch supports to help counter high or low arches.
- Plastic, gel or foam inserts that provide cushioning and support.
- Heel cups, pads or liners that cushion the heels, particularly in older people who have lost some of the heel’s natural fatty padding.
- Cushions that provide a barrier between shoes and the heels and toes.