Specifically, orthotics use a wedge between the ground and the foot to provide support and improve foot, ankle and knee functions.
The better our feet and legs function as we walk and stand, the less stress, irritation and inflammation occurs in the soft tissues. Decreased stress reduces swelling, pain and disability in the nerves, tendons, muscles and joints.
With a constant change in forces between walking and standing, a wedge between your foot and the ground causes you to stand up straighter with less pain and disability.
Postural changes from orthotic correction have many health benefits, which include: improved alignment and function, decreased inflammation, and less overall pain from poor posture.