What are orthotic insoles?

Melissa Rentfrow

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Orthotic insoles are devices that are designed to be placed in the footbed of shoes in order to increase cushioning and support. Foot orthotics can be made from a number of different materials and can either be prefabricated or custom made. Custom orthotics use a mold of a person’s foot for optimal fit and identification of problem areas requiring extra support.

If you’re dealing with pain in the lower extremities, or are trying to prevent pain or injury, you may be wondering if orthotic insoles can help you. By having a better understanding of who typically uses foot orthotics and what types of activities they’re generally used for, you can make a more informed decision about whether they’re right for you.

Who needs orthotic insoles?

A very wide range of people use orthotic insoles for a number of reasons. From athletes to physical laborers to patients dealing with medical conditions, it can be difficult to get through the day if you’re dealing with foot pain or related symptoms. Often, even specialty footwear, such as a pair of running shoes, isn’t designed to fully support the stresses we subject them to. This is where insoles can help.

Specific groups of people who turn to orthotic insoles include:

  • People recovering from injuries or looking to prevent them
  • Athletes and physically active people, including runners, golfers, tennis players and hikers
  • People who work on their feet, including doctors, nurses, service workers, mechanics and construction workers
  • People with medical conditions like diabetes, arthritis and scoliosis

If you’re in one of these groups, or are just looking for more comfort while you’re going through your day, it’s important to get high-quality, long-lasting orthotic insoles that are designed with your natural foot motion in mind.

Biocorrect makes custom orthotic insoles for all needs

Biocorrect provides full custom, semi-custom and over-the-counter options for people of all ages and circumstances. Our orthotic insoles are designed by industry professionals with hands-on experience in helping people address foot and ankle imbalances and misalignments. We use state-of-the-art materials to make orthotic devices that give our users increased durability, comfort and support while helping to promote your natural foot mechanics.


Visit our online store for more information and to learn how to order your custom orthotics that are made from a 3-D model of your foot.