Insoles can be used to treat a wide variety of foot problems. They can help to reduce pain, redistribute forces, increase support and correct an irregular walking pattern. Insoles can be provided for adults and children alike as they are all custom made for the specific needs of the user.

What are the indications for use of an insole?

There are many indications for using an insole. These include:

  • Foot pain e.g. arch or heel pain
  • Knee pain
  • Hip pain
  • Back pain
  • Foot or ankle instability
  • Lower limb injury
  • Foot/ ankle deformity
  • Leg length discrepancy
  • Supination of the foot (foot rolling outwards)
  • Pronation of the foot (foot rolling inwards)

If you are unsure if you would be suitable for an insoles please contact us to discuss.

Children's insoles

At Orthotics UK we understand it is important to support children as they grow and develop. We are able to provide custom made and stock insoles to provide children’s feet support ensuring their feet are held in the best position whilst they grow.

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Diabetic insoles

It is vital for everyone with diabetes to prioritise foot care to prevent the development of ulcers and infections. Diabetic insoles can help to prevent such complications by redistributing pressure, reduce friction and improve circulation. Find out more about custom diabetic insoles.

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Functional foot orthoses

At Orthotics UK we are able provide custom made functional foot orthoses to realign your feet in to a more functional position. By realigning your foot pain can be reduced as is the risk of injury. Through using a range of materials including carbon fibre we can provide different levels of support.

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Impact absorbing insoles

Whether you are pounding the streets training for a marathon or simply on your feet all day in your workplace impact absorbing insoles will help to reduce the impact forces felt upon your feet. Orthotics UK can provide you with custom made insoles to provide maximum comfort and reductions in pain.

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Insoles for sport

For many sports it is vital your feet are supported properly whether you are standing still firing a rifle or sprinting 100m. At Orthotics UK our experienced team are able to provide you with custom made insoles to reduce pain, redistribute forces, correct alignment and minimise the risk of injury.

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Offloading insoles

Offloading insoles are custom made to provide support to the whole foot by using a variety of materials of different densities. This enables pressure to be reduced and forces to be redistributed. This can help to provide relief from pain, improve walking patterns and reduces the risk of further injury.

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Rheumatoid arthritis insoles

Insoles are an appropriate orthotic intervention for anyone with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). At Orthotics UK our experienced orthotists will work with you to create bespoke insoles to help relieve the pain associated with RA, insoles can also help to keep joints mobile and reduce swelling.

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What conditions are insoles often used for?

Insoles are used for a variety of conditions including:

  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Arthritis
  • Diabetes
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Ankle instability
  • Leg length discrepancy
  • Charcot Marie Tooth
  • Posterior Tibialis Tendon Dysfunction (PTTD).

This list of conditions is not exhaustive. If you are unsure if you would be suitable for insoles please contact us to discuss.

What are the benefits of insoles?

There are many benefits that come from using insoles. These include:

  • Reduced pain
  • Improved stability
  • Control or prevention of deformity
  • Increased comfort
  • Injury risk reduced
  • Improved mobility and/or function

There are many benefits using insoles to find out more please contact us to discuss.

What is the process to be receive insoles?

The process to receive insoles would be:

  • Assessment
  • Measuring / Casting
  • Fitting
  • Review

Insoles are designed to support the specific needs of an individual consequently your orthotist will complete a full assessment which will include watching how you walk and move, testing your range of motion as well as taking various measurements. To ensure your insoles fully support your feet your orthotist will take a cast or imprint of your foot. This will then be used to manufacture your bespoke insoles. Within the manufacturing process materials will be specifically selected depending on the recommendations of your orthotist.

How do I arrange an assessment for insoles?

To get in touch or arrange an appointment, you can call us at 0330 088 3949 or email

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