Orthotics may be indicated treatment for a number of conditions that cause foot pain, including:

Orthotics or insoles that provide arch support may also provide pain relief and treatment for metatarsalgia and flat feet.

To get the right supportive footwear, it’s important to know the differences and expected performance of various after-market inserts.

Orthotics and Insoles: What’s the Difference?

Finding the right footwear solution can be tricky because many products use inaccurate language in their marketing. Both orthotics and insoles may be inserts that go in your shoes, but they serve different purposes.

Insoles are soft, flexible inserts intended to provide additional cushioning (i.e. shock absorption). Many insoles bill themselves as orthotics, but they are not. Orthotics are rigid devices designed to restrict the movement of plantar ligaments that span the bottom of your foot. Orthotics prescribed by foot specialists are typically custom-made, based on a mold of your foot.

The Problem with After-Market Footwear Inserts

After-market orthotics and insoles may conform to your foot, but they don’t necessarily fit in your shoes. Orthotics and insoles usually raise the foot, which may push your instep against the upper part of the shoe and/or cramp space in the toe box.

If wearing orthotics or insoles makes shoes uncomfortable, most people will take them out where they are no longer useful for treatment. Unfortunately, continuing to wear orthotics or insoles despite their poor fit can actually lead to other foot problems—blisters, bunions, etc.

The Solution: Integrated Orthotic Footwear

Z-CoiL® Pain Relief Footwear® provides a better alternative to after-market orthotics and insoles: orthotics built into your shoes. The Z-Orthotic™ is integrated into the shoe’s innovative design, leaving ample foot space. However, if additional cushioning is desired, Z-CoiL carries insoles to fit various shoe styles and provide customizable arch support.

Orthotic Illustration

Get the Support and the Comfort You Need

Z-CoiL Pain Relief Footwear comes in a range of styles for a variety of activities. Contact us to order your shoes or find the perfect pair at your local Z-CoiL distributor. All Z-CoiL products come with a 30-day risk-free trial. If you foot specialist prescribed orthotics for treatment, your health benefits plan may cover your Z-CoiL Pain Relief Footwear. Talk to your benefits provider to learn more.

Get the support you need without sacrificing comfort. Get Z-CoiL Pain Relief Footwear with the built-in Z-Orthotic™! Contact us to order yours today!

World’s Leading Pain Relief Footwear®