Everyone gets sore feet. Whether you tried to push it just a little harder on your run or you had to work a double shift at your job, your feet might ache a little bit the next day. But if you’re dealing with foot pain day after day with a noticeable change in your daily routine, it could be a sign of a problem that needs attention.
If you want to know why your feet hurt all the time, it’s important to seek out professional assistance while also educating yourself as a patient. In many cases, it could be due to a structural or mechanical problem with your feet. If so, the good news is that while you can’t get new feet, there are plenty of options to help you address them.
Common causes of foot pain and how orthotics can help
The foot represents an intricate collection of 26 bones, 33 joints, 107 ligaments and 19 muscles, all of which must work together in a precise way. However, functional and structural abnormalities can easily develop, leading to misalignments that put excess strain on the feet.
Your feet can hurt all the time due to specific causes including:
- Overpronation — This refers to excessive inward rotation of the feet. While not painful by itself, this can cause the feet to work harder than they need to and develop chronic soreness.
- Underpronation — This is when the feet don’t roll in enough. In a similar way, this can put increased stress on your natural biomechanics that can lead to pain.
- Plantar fasciitis — If your foot pain is focused in the heel area, it could be due to plantar fasciitis, or inflammation of the band of soft tissue that runs on the bottom of your foot.
- Achilles tendinitis — Foot pain and sore ankles can often be caused by this condition, which is caused by overuse of the tendon connecting the calf muscle to the heel bone.
The right pair of insoles can help with all of these issues by providing cushioning for the feet as well as supporting proper alignment and mechanics.
How Biocorrect can help your feet if they’re hurting every day
As an alternative to both low-quality generic insoles and costly prescription orthotics, Biocorrect offers an affordable line of orthotic insoles that don’t compromise on quality and are backed by biomechanical expertise. Our ready-made, semi-custom and fully custom orthotics can be ordered from our convenient online store and shipped right to your home.
If you can’t make it to our office for a fitting, we can send you a convenient at-home moldable foam impression kit. Simply follow the provided instructions and return the kit, and we’ll craft a pair of fully custom orthotics that will keep you comfortable all day, every day.