Rigid arch supports (orthotics) are made of graphite, steel or special plastics. This kind of insoles suitable for obese people whose weight exceeds one hundred pounds. Hard insole allow you to properly distribute the load across the foot, supporting the arch in position. These products help relieve pain from overexertion of the ligaments, and relieve pain in the bone in the thumb.
Semi-rigid insole is usually made from flexible plastic, they allow you to loosen the tension of the soft tissues of the foot. Feet in such shoes almost do not feel the blows of the foot on the ground. Semi-rigid insoles are recommended for people suffering from tucking the foot or ankle sprains.
Padded insole will help you to get rid of corns or calluses on the hanging part of the foot. In addition, they are recommended for diabetics since it helps to avoid fading of the foot. Soft arch supports are made in foam or sponge based.
There is another kind of arch support is a preventive insole. Their main task is to help to your foot as long as possible to remain in normal condition. Such insoles controlled by your foot, prevent the weakening of the arches, their compression. Prophylactic insoles are made of cork, leather or foam material.
There are also arch supports to treat heel spurs. These insoles are equipped with special podatocite, the form of which resembles a horseshoe. They are used to avoid injury to the soft tissue of the heel.
For children there are special orthopedic insoles. They contribute to the formation of a correct and healthy arches of the foot. These insoles are recommended for prophylaxis of flatfoot.