Orthotics are shoe inserts that are intended to correct an abnormal, or irregular walking pattern. Orthotics are not “arch supports”. An orthotic is designed to guide the mechanics of the foot to a precise degree which help the muscles and tendons to perform more efficiently, making standing, walking, and running more comfortable. Footwear also plays a major role in injury management. In many cases, inappropriate footwear are the cause of foot pain, in other instances, they play a major role in alleviating pain.