Your feet and ankles have the important responsibility of supporting your entire body weight while remaining strong and flexible enough for a wide range of activities like walking, running and jumping. It’s hard to do much of anything that involves being on your feet when you’re dealing with constant sore feet and ankles.
Treating sore feet and ankles varies from person to person. In some cases, you might have a chronic condition causing your pain. In others, you might simply have sore feet and ankles after a long day on your feet, such as when going for a long hike. Either way, one way many people address pain in their feet and ankles is with custom orthotic insoles.
How custom orthotic insoles help with sore ankles and feet
Wearing custom orthotic insoles designed by biomechanical experts can help address many issues that cause foot and ankle pain. At Biocorrect, the custom foot orthotics we design aim to:
- Address alignment issues — Flat arches cause your ankles to pronate, which is when they roll inward slightly. High arches cause supination, which is when the ankles roll outward slightly. Pronation and supination can be painful in the feet and ankles themselves, but they also cause alignment issues in your knees, hips and lower back. Custom orthotics can help address these issues.
- Provide support — There are many bones, joints, ligaments, tendons and muscles in your feet that all work together to support your body weight and power your foot and ankle movements. Providing better support for these crucial elements of your body can help address structural and mechanical issues related to foot and ankle pain.
- Cushion your feet — One mistake many people make is purchasing gel inserts at a drugstore thinking they will provide cushion and support. While the super softness of the gel might feel nice at first, it usually fails to provide support and ends up straining your feet as your feet sink into the gel. With custom orthotics, biomechanical experts can provide the right amount of cushioning your feet and ankles need without sacrificing support.
Addressing sore ankles and feet with Biocorrect custom foot orthotics
Our biomechanical experts at Biocorrect have more than 25 years of experience in crafting high-quality insoles, ranging from fully custom to semi-custom to ready-made insoles. For your convenience, we offer fittings you can perform from the comfort of your own home with our unique at-home moldable foam impression kit. Check out our full product line and order your pair today when you visit our online store.