How to know if you need custom shoe inserts

Biocorrect, LLC


Everyone deals with some degree of foot pain or soreness. For many of us, finding relief is as simple as putting them up after a long day at work or putting them in an ice bath after a hard workout. For others, however, foot pain and related issues can become chronic and become a serious obstacle to accomplishing basic activities or participating in favorite hobbies or sports.

If you are contending with more severe foot pain that is affecting your life, seeing your doctor or another qualified health care professional can help you reach a diagnosis and develop a treatment plan. Among other therapeutic options, custom shoe inserts, or orthotics, are a common recommendation that offer a range of benefits to foot pain sufferers, including increased cushioning and support. 

To help you determine if custom orthotics are right for you, we’re sharing the following practical guide.

Signs that custom shoe inserts may be right for you

Compared to ready-made or over-the-counter shoe insoles, custom orthotics are made from an impression of the wearer’s foot. They are also generally made from higher quality materials that make for a more durable and comfortable insert. If any of these apply to you, it could be a sign that custom shoe inserts may be right for you:

  • You have tried store-bought orthotics without finding relief.
  • You have a structural issue with your foot, such as a high or low arch.
  • You are dealing with an injury such as plantar fasciitis or Achilles tendinitis. 
  • You have a lower body injury that is altering the way you walk. 
  • You have a job that requires spending a significant portion of time on your feet.

If one or more of the above apply to you, it is more likely that you could benefit from custom shoe inserts. 

Custom shoe inserts from Biocorrect Custom Orthotics Lab 

Biocorrect’s range of fully custom and semi-custom orthotics are backed by more than 25 years of experience in the field of addressing issues affecting the lower body and helping people from all walks of life get back to a normal activity level. In addition to being fitted for custom shoe inserts at our center, we also offer an at-home moldable foam impression kit that offers the same level of customization with the convenience of online ordering. 

Learn more and order the custom orthotics that are right for you at our online store today.