Greetings and welcome back to our channel, everyone. Today, we're going to discuss over-the-counter inserts, a topic that is sometimes disregarded yet crucial for the health of our feet. When we have foot pain or discomfort, many of us assume that buying new shoes would solve the problem. However, using the correct over-the-counter inserts can make a significant impact.

What are over-the-counter inserts and how do they function, then? Premade footbeds that can be inserted inside your shoes are known as over the counter inserts. They come in a variety of sizes and shapes to fit different types of foot and are made to provide your feet with more support and cushioning.

Now that you have insoles in your shoes, you may be wondering why you need over-the-counter inserts. The majority of insoles for shoes are flat and offer no support or cushioning. Contrarily, over-the-counter inserts are constructed of materials like cork, gel, and foam that can assist absorb stress and add support where it is most needed.

Depending on your needs, there are many over-the-counter insert varieties. Consider arch support inserts if you have flat feet since they might aid with weight distribution and pain relief. You may want to seek inserts with more cushioning to help absorb shock if you have high arches. Additionally, if you suffer from plantar fasciitis or heel pain, you might want to think about using heel cups or orthotics that can target specific regions for support.

What are the advantages of utilizing over-the-counter inserts, then? To begin with, they can aid in easing stiffness and soreness in the feet. As they give your feet more support and padding, they can also aid in the prevention of foot injuries. As they assist in adequately distributing your weight over your feet, they can even aid to enhance your overall posture and alignment.

In conclusion, over-the-counter inserts are a quick and inexpensive solution to enhance the health of your feet. Anybody who spends a lot of time on their feet, whether they are an athlete or not, can benefit greatly from investing in a good pair of inserts. Don't forget to look through the over-the-counter insert department the next time you go shoe shopping. Please remember to like and subscribe for more videos like this one. Thanks for watching!

Jeannette Fletcher
North Florida Foot & Ankle Center Office Manager