Why are functional foot orthotics important?

Biocorrect, LLC


People generally turn to foot orthotics to help find relief from foot pain, or at least to find increased comfort during long periods of time on their feet. There are many different options for orthotics, from fully customized inserts to mass-market solutions you can buy at your local retailer. It’s important to understand that while over-the-counter insoles may provide temporary relief at a low price point, they aren’t always designed to be functional. 

A functional foot orthotic refers to an insole that is actually designed to promote the natural mechanics and alignment of the feet. While many orthotics simply block certain problem areas of the foot, this can lead to problems that negatively impact the kinetic chain for the entire lower body. By having a better understanding of the problems that a more functional foot orthotic can help address, you can make an informed decision that is right for your active lifestyle. 

Benefits of functional foot orthotics

By using a foot orthotic that is designed to promote increased functionality with the foot, wearers can address these common issues that affect the feet: 

  • Overpronation Custom orthotics can help reduce excessive inward foot rotation, or overpronation. This can mean less stress on the feet, as well as the ankles, knees and hips. 
  • Supination — The opposite of overpronation, supination is when the feet actually rotate outward excessively. This can also lead to issues in other parts of the kinetic chain. 

Since every person and foot is different, truly functional foot orthotics need to be custom-made for each individual wearer. This requires measurement of the exact contours of the feet, particularly the arches and heels, to ensure that structural abnormalities and misalignments are properly addressed. 

Experience the Biocorrect difference

With our fully custom insoles, patients can expect a functional foot orthotic device that works with your unique biomechanics. Our handcrafted products are designed by experts and backed by decades of experience in addressing issues affecting the lower body. 

With our at-home moldable foam impression kit, you can even receive your custom orthotics without ever having to leave your home. 

Learn more about our full line of functional orthotics and select the product that’s right for your needs and lifestyle by visiting our online store today.