Running is a great form of exercise, a passionate hobby for many and even a profession for some. However, it’s no secret that for all its benefits running is a high-impact activity that can take a toll on your lower body. Injuries such as plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendinitis are common among runners, and there’s even a condition named after the sport in the form of runner’s knee.
There are a wide range of ways you can practice healthy running, though, including strengthening exercises, not running too fast, focusing on your form, improving your posture and stretching regularly. Another solution that many runners turn to are custom insoles. A high-quality pair of insoles, as part of a holistic approach to healthy running, can provide a wide range of benefits to runners. To help you better understand them and be a more informed shopper, our team has created the following guide.
Here’s how custom insoles can help your running game
By conforming to the measurements and mechanics of your feet, custom insoles for running can help in the following ways:
- Increased comfort — Mile after mile of pounding the pavement can add up, even in a pair of performance running shoes. High-quality insoles can decrease the aches of long-distance running so you can go farther.
- Better support — Many injuries develop due to excessive stress and movement related to running. Custom insoles can stabilize the foot and provide lasting support.
- A more natural stride — While some insoles simply block the mechanics of the foot, custom insoles should be designed to promote the natural mechanics.
- A smoother kinetic chain — Many lower body injuries, such as hip and knee pain, are related to misalignments in the feet that add more stress to these joints with every step. Custom insoles can help smooth out the kinetic chain, which is a term describing the interconnected nature of our biomechanics.
With more than 25 years of expertise in helping people, including runners, overcome issues in the lower body, Biocorrect Custom Foot Orthotics crafts a custom insole that can provide these benefits and more to our customers.
Biocorrect custom insoles for running
We’re proud to offer a top-grade, affordably priced fully custom orthotic insole that can be fitted from the comfort of your home. To learn more, you can read our testimonials from satisfied customers here.
Ready to order? Check out our online store today.