I have developed flat feet that plague me with significant pain on the top of my ankles that sometimes effects my knees as well. I have been to an orthopedic who diagnosed me with significant overpronation. She had hard (very expensive) orthotics made for me which were just horrible to wear, not to mention you can't transfer them to different shoes because they are close to impossible to remove. I also visited a podiatrist who adjusted my orthotics and gave me a brace to wear at night. I've also tried every insert that seemed hopeful all with nothing but a small amount of improvement. Some of them were costly as I tried only ones from foot shoestores and not over the counter inserts. I was pretty well resigned to living with significant foot pain.
The Protalus inserts are an amazing product. They reduce my pain very significantly. I can't say that I'm pain-free but I can honestly say that they help very significantly leaving me with very minor pain that is quite easy to deal with. I just ordered a second pair to take with me to Disney World where I will be doing a lot of walking. These inserts really work. Thanks, Protalus! You have a life long patron.