The Achilles tendon plays a key role in basic movement. By connecting the heel bone to the calf muscle, this tough band of tissue makes running, walking and jumping possible. Because of the pressure and strain it endures on a daily basis, injuries to this tendon are very common. If the Achilles tendon becomes inflamed, a condition known as Achilles tendinitis, it can cause heel pain and other problems that can severely affect your activity level and quality of life.
For Achilles heel pain that lasts for more than a few days to a week, it’s important to seek out the help of a qualified medical professional. Heel pain related to Achilles tendinitis can often improve on its own, but it’s important to take a proactive approach to treatment. A common recommendation for many patients is foot orthotics. If you’re wondering how insoles for the feet are able to address Achilles heel pain, we’re sharing the following practical information.
Benefits of orthotics for Achilles heel pain
Here are three of the tangible benefits that orthotics can provide for people dealing with an Achilles injury:
- Cushioning — While everyone should tread carefully, footsteps create shock that reverberates throughout the lower body. Orthotics provide cushioning that absorbs this shock, which can help with ankle pain.
- Support — Orthotics can help stabilize the foot, reducing the stress on the ankle and Achilles tendon.
- Alignment — By promoting natural alignment of the foot and ankles, the Achilles tendon becomes less likely to be stretched or injured while standing or moving.
However, not all orthotics are created equally. To maximize your potential for Achilles heel pain relief, choose an insole that is made from high-quality materials and is backed by proven experience.
Experience the Biocorrect difference
Biocorrect Custom Foot Orthotics Lab is passionate about helping people recapture a natural stride and finding relief from mechanical issues that cause ankle pain. What sets our insoles apart? We’re backed by more than 25 years of biomechanical expertise, and we use state-of-the-art technology to create orthotics that work with your natural motion instead of just blocking the pain.
Learn about our full range of custom, semi-custom and ready-made insoles and select the product that’s right for you when you visit our online store.