orthoticsOrthotic insoles are important

Good orthotics work like shock absorbers. Removing pressure and stress from painful areas in the foot and ankle. They also promote the proper alignment of the feet. They can restore balance, improve sports performance and even alleviate pain in the knee, hip and lower back. Research shows that back problems, the most common form of chronic pain, can often be traced to a foot imbalance – correctible with the right ORTHOTICS!

To understand why orthotic inserts are important, you will need to know where foot pain comes from, and what can happen if it goes untreated. Your foot is made of 26 bones, connected with 33 joints. When your shoes don’t offer proper support, it strains your tendons and might cause the arch to collapse, the joint that connects the foot to the body. This may cause a chain reaction of pain up your leg and back, affecting both soft tissue and joints.

Your body is a complicated system

Orthotic inserts help to stabilize your subtalar joint and limits unnecessary heel movement. Unlike gel insoles, which can mask problems in your legs and back, orthotic inserts can evenly distribute the pressure each step can create and reduce strain.


Is simply a shoe insert, typically cushioned for comfort or molded for orthopedic reasons. However, most insoles don’t provide any real support and often only relieve pain for a short time, eventually increasing foot problems as they wear down.


Is a support, brace, or splint used to support, align, improve, or correct the function of movable parts of the body.

Prescription Foot Orthotics

These orthotics are prescribed by a doctor and are custom-made medical devices that are placed in your shoe to correct an abnormal or irregular walking patterns. My technique for making prescription orthotics begins with taking a negative impression of a patient’s foot. The impression, or cast of the foot, is made with plaster strips that specifically form to the curve and arch of each patient’s foot. The negative cast is peeled off leaving a positive model of the patient’s foot. The positive cast then has specific corrections, or buildups, that are applied to correct the patient’s specific biomechanics deformities. This must be done in a doctors office.

Over-the-Counter Inserts

Mass produced and therefore may alleviate your pain for a period of time, but they are not designed to address your specific issues, so the pain may come back. They are often made with an all-gel insole, which might feel good against your fingertips, but the truth is that they don’t do much to correct real problems associated with foot pain. Gel Insoles may simply mask your symptoms while more damage is done over time. There are also preformed orthotics that are over the counter. You simply stand on a sophisticated scale to set in insole.

DoctorInsole, My solution for Orthotic Inserts

I designed these to help people looking for an effective and affordable insert. They mold to your foot as you wear them, which insures that the mold is specific to your weight and walk.


They will improve lower back pain, posture, joint pain, balance, and yourself!
And – they are much more affordable than a custom orthotic, but have all the benefits!


DoctorInsole custom-grade orthotic insoles not only change the way feet feel,
but they restore natural alignment, promote better posture, and as a result, revive feet.

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