These are custom-made shoe inserts that are intended to adjust an abnormal or irregular walking pattern by altering the angles at which the foot strikes the ground. They help your feet function better and also minimize stress forces that could cause foot deformity and pain.
Orthotic devices are constructed from a mold of your foot. Rigid orthoses are usually made of a firm material like plastic and are primarily designed to control function. Soft orthoses are constructed of flexible material that help absorb shock, improve balance and take pressure off tender spots..