3 types of orthotic inserts for every type of foot

Biocorrect, LLC


Feet come in all shapes and sizes, which is why the support that they need can vary from person to person. Orthotic inserts can make a difference when your foot pain or medical conditions are interfering with your quality of life. But it’s important to get the one that’s right for you.

We’ll talk about the importance of finding the right type of orthotic insert for your foot. Then we'll dive into the specific inserts that can benefit every type.

Why you need to choose the right type of orthotic inserts

Orthotic inserts refer to devices that are put into the soles of your shoes to provide support and comfort. While everyone can benefit from additional foot support as they move throughout their daily activities, orthotics are often prescribed by doctors to patients who are struggling with foot pain or medical conditions.

There are several types of orthotic inserts available. They can each benefit the foot in different ways. Properly chosen orthotics can be effective in providing the support you need. Conversely, using inserts that aren’t meant for your condition can cause additional pain.

3 types of orthotic inserts for every foot

The varying types of inserts refer to the amount of cushioning provided to the foot during movement. Each one is geared toward different issues to ensure that you receive the proper support needed to reduce pain and increase mobility.

Here are the three types of orthotic inserts that work for every type of foot:

  • Soft — If you have pain points throughout your foot, then soft orthotics can help because they mold closely to the foot, providing cushion during high-impact movement, such as running or playing sports.

  • Rigid — If you’re struggling with foot pain due to medical conditions such as Achilles tendinitis or plantar fasciitis, rigid inserts provide support and stability due to the stiff material.

  • Semi-rigid — If you have flat feet, especially if they’re causing balance issues, then soft material that’s strengthened by rigid material may be what you’re looking for.

  • Biocorrect can help you find the right type of orthotic insert for your foot

    Whether you’re looking for soft inserts for a bit of extra cushion, or rigid inserts to alleviate painful symptoms from a condition, Biocorrect has a variety of orthotic inserts that fit every foot. From over-the-counter solutions to custom orthotics, we have what you need.

    Contact us to learn more about the orthotics we offer or to set up an initial evaluation with one of our certified pedorthists.