Arch supports and shoe inserts are devices that are placed inside of shoes to support and align the foot and lower extremities (knees, hips and lower back), thus preventing the progression of a foot deformity, improving the function of the foot and diminishing or eliminating pain.

These devices can range from generic over-the-counter inserts to prescription devices custom made for the individual’s foot and/or foot problem.

Information provided by The American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons.

“Shoe Inserts.” Foot Health Facts, American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, 2018,