For a long time, getting fitted for custom orthotics meant making an appointment with a podiatrist. While a podiatrist offers expertise and experience, it’s not always convenient for foot pain sufferers. It’s common to have to deal with waiting for an appointment, traveling to the podiatrist’s office, spending time in the waiting room and then having to wait weeks or even months for your prescription orthotics to actually be fitted. All for an orthotic that can cost as much as $700 or more.
Thankfully, the continuing development of technology has given people more options than ever before to be fitted for custom orthotics. In addition to in-office fittings with a podiatrist or other professional, there are also retail outlets that offer custom fittings. It is even possible to order and be fitted for orthotics online without having to leave your home. While more options can make it feel trickier to come to a decision, it can also give you a better chance to find an option that’s right for you.
Advances in custom orthotics mean at-home fittings
Creating a pair of custom orthotics used to require a plaster casting of the foot, which required an in-office visit and a trained professional. Plaster castings are messy, time-consuming and add to the cost of the insole.
With the development of moldable foam, it is now possible to take a completely accurate impression of the foot without the need for professional assistance. Combined with advanced 3D capturing and modeling technology, this makes it possible for orthotics creators to sell a high-quality product directly to wearers. By receiving a kit with detailed instructions for taking an impression and digital photographs, it’s possible to be fitted for orthotics from the comfort of your own home.
Biocorrect offers convenience, value and quality — all in one package
Biocorrect Custom Foot Orthotics Lab was founded by biomechanical experts with more than 25 years of combined experience addressing issues that affect the lower body. We’re dedicated to offering a wide range of solutions that can help with foot pain, ankle pain, knee pain, hip pain and even back pain. From ready-made insoles to a high-quality custom orthotic that you can be fitted for at home with our at-home moldable foam impression kit, we can get you back to the active lifestyle you deserve.
To learn more about what sets our products apart and how to order your pair of custom orthotics, visit our online store today.