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Orthotic Insole

View of foot inside shoe resting on orthotic insole, with detail of insole placement in shoe

An orthotic insole is a molded piece of rubber, plastic, or other material that you insert into your shoe. It corrects the alignment of your foot and cushions your foot from excessive pounding. A wide range of orthotics are available for different foot problems. Before buying an expensive pair of custom-made orthotics, consider trying good-quality, over-the-counter orthotics. You can buy these at a drugstore, grocery store, or sporting goods store.

Current as of: March 2, 2020

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:
William H. Blahd Jr. MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine
Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine
Gavin W.G. Chalmers DPM - Podiatry and Podiatric Surgery
Steven J. Atlas MD, MPH - Internal Medicine

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