Orthotic shoe insoles are often associated with increased cushioning and comfort. People who spend a lot of time on their feet, whether for work or play, can turn to over-the-counter insoles to help with soreness after a long shift or a tough workout.
However, another use for orthotics is to address pain associated with a number of musculoskeletal conditions and injuries. These issues are caused by or associated with mechanical problems that put excessive strain on specific areas of the lower body. With prefabricated or custom-made orthotic shoe insoles designed to address these issues, the goal is to help relieve pain and movement problems with a more natural stride.
Orthotic shoe insoles address problems related to these conditions
There are a number of musculoskeletal conditions affecting the lower body that orthotic shoe insoles can potentially help with. Here are some of the most common:
- High or low arches — Having high or low arches is not painful by itself and it affects a fairly large number of people, but it can lead to foot pain and other issues. Orthotics can provide additional needed support and promote a more neutral foot motion.
- Achilles tendinitis — Ankle pain associated with an inflamed Achilles tendon can potentially be helped by the increased support offered by an orthotic insole.
- Runner’s knee — Runner’s knee is a broad term referring to a number of repetitive motion injuries that can affect the knees. Biomechanical issues in the feet can very often be the culprit, and many people report finding relief from knee pain with the right pair of orthotics.
- Lower back pain — Due to the highly interconnected nature of the lower body, problems that start in the feet can put increased stress all the way up the movement chain to the lower back. While insoles can’t fix a back injury, they can reduce the pressure being placed on the back during hours spent on your feet.
Biocorrect Custom Orthotics Lab offers expert solutions
The biomechanical experts at Biocorrect have designed a full line of orthotic shoe insoles that are made to address conditions and injuries affecting the lower body while promoting a natural stride.
Learn more about our fully custom, semicustom and ready-made options and how to receive a custom fitting without leaving your house when you visit our online store today.