Staying active is an extremely important part of staying healthy as we start to reach old age. While there is no way to turn back time, regular exercise is associated with decreased muscle atrophy, increased bone strength and better cardiovascular health. Unfortunately, as our bodies begin to age it becomes harder and harder to stay active without experiencing pain, fatigue and discomfort.
One common source of pain for many elderly people is in the feet. Because they have to bear so much of the load associated with normal movement, the feet are frequent sources of pain and injury. This becomes even more of a problem when supporting muscles in the upper and lower body weaken and cause more downward motion to travel down into the feet.
This is where insoles can help elderly wearers find the relief and support they need to continue living a healthy and active lifestyle. Read on to learn more about the specific benefits that orthotics insoles can offer.
Benefits of insoles for elderly wearers
In addition to the obvious benefits of increased comfort that comes from the cushioning an orthotic insole provides, high-quality custom insoles can also help support the feet and promote natural biomechanics. This can actually help decrease the risk of injury in other parts of the lower body, since a problem in the feet can increase the stress placed on the legs, hips and even the back. This is how orthotic insoles can actually help relieve:
- Ankle pain
- Knee pain
- Hip pain
- Lower back pain
By helping to provide long-lasting comfort and natural movement, insoles for the elderly can create a positive feedback loop by keeping these injury prone areas stronger through regular low impact activity.
Biocorrect can help elderly patients of all walks of life
Whether you’re an avid golfer, tennis player or someone looking to get back to the activities you used to enjoy, Biocorrect Custom Orthotics Lab wants to help. We’re backed by over 25 years of experience and can even ship fully custom orthotics right to your door through the convenience of our at-home moldable foam impression kits.
Learn more when you visit our online collection to order your pair of insoles today.