Which are more comfortable, and do either have really bad traits.
Which are better. Gel or Memory foam insoles ?
The answer is, try both. The memory foam is comfortable at first however it tends to be warm and loses it's "cushy" or cushion after a short time. The gel keeps its cushion but is harder to keep in place. I prefer the gel and use a small bit of double back tape to keep it in place. Good Luck%26gt;
Reply:gels are more effective.insoles accelerate memory naturally hence takes time and also efficiency will vary.but gels act in same manner for everybody.no bad effects from either
Reply:Even inexpensive ($7) insoles for the arch support work just fine.
Much pain is from muscles below is an example of what may help (based on headaches).
Begin with a couple swigs of molasses or a couple of bananas daily - magnesium (which regulates many things in the body) and potassium (a needed building block for muscles).
Drink at least 1/2 gallons of water per day. Running a body low on water is like running a car low on oil is the analogy the head of neurology at UCDavis told my husband about 10 years ago.
Now to the cause - muscles - your back, neck shoulders and head have tender spots. They are knots in the fibers of the muscles called trigger points. It makes the muscles tight which makes them press on nerves and other things causing the pain.
The cure - start with a professional massage, you will also want to go back over any place you can get to 6-12 times per session up to 6 times per day rubbing (or lightly scratching on your head) every where that is tender until the knots go away. The place where the skull connects to the spine press up under the edge of the skull (to get to those muscles).
For more information read The Trigger Point Therapy Workbook by Davies. It teaches what to do and where the pain comes from.