What are pediatric orthotics and who needs them?

Biocorrect, LLC


Pediatric insoles are a foot orthotic solution designed for younger wearers to help provide comfort, support and potential prevention of injuries. One common reason that younger wearers often need orthotics is participation in youth sports. While sports and other activities are a great way for children to stay healthy and active in an increasingly sedentary world, it can also lead to an increase in injury. 

In some cases, these injuries can originate due to an abnormality in the structure of the foot or in the movement patterns of the lower body. In addition to providing comfort and support for long practices or games, high-quality orthotics can also address the issues that sometimes lead to injuries like plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendinitis, and even hip or knee injuries. 

By learning more about the sports that pediatric orthotics can help with as well as the ways our Biocorrect orthotic insoles can help, we hope you can make an informed decision that’s best for you and your child. 

What kinds of sports can pediatric orthotics help with? 

Because it’s an insole designed to be placed in the bed of a shoe, pediatric orthotics can help with nearly every youth sport that requires wearing shoes. The repetitive motions and increased competition level associated with sports, is putting more stress than ever on the feet of young athletes, leading to sore feet, ankle pain, heel pain and the potential for compensatory injuries in the knees or other parts of the lower body. 

Sports that many young athletes are wearing pediatric orthotics for include: 

  • Soccer
  • Baseball
  • Football
  • Volleyball
  • Tennis
  • Track and field
  • Cross country running 
  • Field hockey and lacrosse

Biocorrect has a range of pediatric orthotic solutions  

Many parents who are seeking high-quality pediatric orthotics may be hesitant to purchase fully custom orthotics due to the rapidly growing feet of their children. With our semi-custom orthotics, Biocorrect offers a cost-effective solution. These orthotics are made from the same grade of materials and with the same expertise as our fully custom solutions, and they can be ordered for a variety of applications, from soccer cleats to track spikes to sneakers. 

To learn more about our full product line and to order your pair of pediatric orthotics, visit our store today.