There are far too many Americans who are living with stiff and aching feet. If you are one of them, one reason for this could be that you’re wearing shoes even after they’re worn out, but it could also be because you don’t have the right insoles.
One of the most effective types of shoe insoles are those that are customized. Custom shoe insoles also go by the name orthotics when they’re prescribed by a medical professional and created specifically to fit you. Many over-the-counter shoe insoles also claim to be “custom,” yet this often means simply that they can be trimmed to the right length.
True custom shoe insoles have far more features than this, but many people may not know exactly what features distinguish orthotics from over-the-counter “custom” insoles.
Three features custom shoe insoles should have:
- Heel support — Heel stability is a common problem for Americans, and it can lead to painful issues like posterior tibial tendon dysfunction (PTTD) and plantar fasciitis. One feature that custom orthotics have is a stable heel cup. This feature helps improve heel stability and can decrease your risk of PTTD and plantar fasciitis.
- Arch support — Another custom orthotic feature that can be very helpful is arch support. For one thing, this feature can help reduce stress on the plantar fascia. This structure provides much of the support for your foot arch. An orthotic can provide just the right amount of arch support for your feet, which can help reduce the chances of plantar fasciitis and flatfoot.
- Cushioning — Most shoe insoles offer some level of cushioning, but orthotics are designed to provide just the right amount of it. Cushioning that’s customized to you can help reduce stiffness and soreness in your feet.
Find custom shoe insoles that fit your needs at Biocorrect
Keen to find custom shoe insoles that truly live up to the name orthotics? Our team of specialists at Biocorrect is ready and willing to help you find the custom orthotics that can offer the most benefits for you. We’ll start with a comprehensive lower body screening that looks at the way you move. Our specialists will also take a foam impression of your feet. The combination of these two factors ensures that the orthotics we create for you will be just right.