It’s easy to take our feet for granted, until they start to hurt. Whether you’re in the last mile of your run, the last hole of golf or the last hour of your shift, when foot pain sets in, it can be all you think about. While most of us have to deal with occasional aches, pains and soreness in the feet, for others it can start to become a real problem.
In fact, dealing with a foot injury and persistent pain can make you less active, less productive at work and even less willing to spend time with your family. If this applies to you, you may be wondering if a pair of custom foot orthotics can help. Due to the relatively high cost and time investment, it’s natural to want to weigh this decision carefully. To help you make this choice on an informed basis, we’re sharing three signs that custom foot orthotics may be right for you.
- You’ve already tried over-the-counter insoles - Many people start with over-the-counter insoles to address foot pain or if they want more comfort and support throughout the day. These solutions work for many people, which is why they’re so popular and readily available. However, prefabricated insoles are not designed for maximum durability and they’re not customized to a wearer’s foot. If you’ve tried over-the-counter orthotics without success, it doesn’t mean you should give up on orthotics, it may mean you’re ready to try a higher-grade insole.
- You have an irregular foot structure - Everyone’s feet are different, and for some people, this uniqueness can make them more prone to difficulties. The right custom foot orthotics can address these individual structural issues, such as high arches or flat feet, to provide increased comfort and support.
- Your foot pain is accompanied by ankle pain, knee pain or even back pain - Our musculoskeletal system is highly interconnected, forming a “kinetic chain.” What this means for the feet is that misalignments here can throw off the whole chain, putting increased stress on other areas, such as the knees or even the back. By helping with foot alignment and mechanics, custom orthotics can potentially take some of this pressure off these other areas.
Biocorrect Custom Orthotics Lab
If you’ve decided that custom foot orthotics are right for you, the experts at Biocorrect are here to help. We offer top-quality custom, semi-custom and over-the-counter orthotic insoles that are backed by health care professionals and worn by athletes. Whether you come to one of our offices for an analysis and fitting or order one of our convenient at-home moldable foam impression kits, our mission is to deliver a state-of-the-art orthotic to help you achieve the level of activity and comfort you deserve.
Visit our online store today to research our full product line, hear from satisfied customers and order the custom foot orthotic solution that fits your needs.