Orthotics is a branch of medicine that specializes in the application of devices used to modify or adjust the musculoskeletal system. Orthotic devices can be applied to nearly any part of the body, from the spine all the way down to the feet.
Although there are a wide range of orthotic devices for the feet, including shoes and braces, the term “foot orthotics” generally refers to inserts that are placed into the shoes. While these inserts are commonly sold over the counter and are widely available in retail outlets, custom foot orthotics can also be made to the exact specifications of a person’s foot.
What are custom foot orthotics used for?
Custom foot orthotics can be made for a wide variety of reasons. The benefits they can offer compared to over-the-counter insoles include more durability, comfort and support. Traditionally, custom orthotics have mainly been available on a prescription basis through podiatrists, but they are becoming increasingly available through other outlets, including online providers like Biocorrect Custom Orthotics Lab.
Custom foot orthotics are often recommended in the following situations:
- People who work physically demanding jobs
- Athletes who put stress on their feet for long periods of time
- People dealing with foot and ankle injuries
- People with abnormal foot structures like high or low arches
In some cases, custom foot orthotics may be recommended for people with related issues like hip or back pain. This is because misalignments in the foot can place added stress on other areas in the lower body, which may contribute to pain and injuries.
Custom foot orthotics from the experts at Biocorrect
With more than 25 years of experience in the field of treating issues that affect the lower body, Biocorrect Custom Orthotics Lab has put this expertise to work in designing custom foot orthotics to fit a wide range of needs. With our at-home moldable foam impression kit, you just need to complete a health history form, take an impression of your feet and follow the enclosed instructions for taking digital photographs. We can then craft a pair of fully custom orthotics that we’ll ship right to you.
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