Does wearing orthotics for your feet really help your knees?

Biocorrect, LLC


Do you suffer from knee pain? If so, you may have heard that a foot alignment system can help your knees. Orthotic insoles are devices worn inside the shoe. They are designed to biomechanically accommodate the foot and improve overall health. Systems in the human body are highly interconnected; your feet and knees can actually affect each other in many ways. Orthotics for feet can help improve knee health.

How orthotics for feet affect knee health

  • Improving foot alignment — Orthotics are designed to properly align and support your feet. By providing strong arch support, orthotics can help restore proper alignment. This realignment can help reduce strain on the knees. By promoting better knee mechanics, you can minimize the risk of knee pain and injuries. 

  • Addressing pronation and supination — Foot pronation and supination are movements that occur when walking or running. Pronation is when the foot rolls inward. Supination is an outward rolling of the foot. Overpronation and oversupination can lead to health problems. These can affect the entire leg, including the knee. By addressing these gait issues, orthotics can help prevent problems in the knee.

  • Enhancing stability and support — Wearing orthotics can provide increased support; this can translate to enhanced knee stability as well. Reducing instability in the legs can minimize the risk of sudden knee movements. Many knee conditions like ligament injuries can be aggravated by instability. Custom orthotic insoles can be a highly effective treatment option because they are personalized to the individual patient’s feet and needs. Custom orthotics are beneficial for feet as well as the rest of the legs.

  • Biocorrect custom orthotics can help improve knee health

    Want to improve your knee health? Biocorrect custom orthotics can help. Backed by 25 years of experience, Biocorrect is ready to use our expertise to address any imbalances affecting your knees. True foot alignment can have effects on the whole body. By improving biomechanical alignment in the foot, our orthotics can help improve your overall health.

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