Remember the days when you had to go to a physician to be fitted for orthotics? Well that’s a thing of the past. These days over-the-counter orthotics are so prevalent, getting a pair is as easy as driving down to your local pharmacy or running store. Though, while over-the-counter orthotic kiosks certainly make it convenient to find some needed foot support, they’re a controversial topic for doctors and physical therapists as finding the right pair is essentially a crap shoot. Get the right kind and you’re golden. Get the wrong ones and you could just be making things worse.
The good news is, if you know what to look for, you can save a lot of money and hassle by finding some OTC orthotics compared to prescribed ones, which can rack up in cost once you factor in doctor’s visits. To help you out, we’ve put together the following comprehensive guide on how to pick out the best OTC orthotics for you.