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For Patients...Orthotics wear & care instructions


Orthotics function best in shoes with soles, or in heels that are in good condition. To benefit fully from your orthotic therapy, follow the steps below and your practitioner’s recommendations for exercise, stretching and other therapy as prescribed.
  • Wear your orthotics for up to one hour the first day.
  • Increase the wearing time of your orthotics by one hour per day thereafter.
  • Continue this pattern until you can wear your orthotics all day long.
  • If you experience acute foot, leg or back discomfort, remove the orthotics. The following day, wear them again for a period of time no greater than the preceding day. Thereafter, increase your wearing time by thirty to sixty minutes per day, only if you are comfortable.
  • Once you are capable of wearing your orthotics for several full days, you may begin to wear them for fitness and other athletic activities. Increase orthotic wear during these activities by twenty minute daily increments (twenty minutes day one, forty minutes day two, etc.).
  • Your foot care specialist will see you in several weeks to review your progress. In some instances orthotics will require small adjustments to improve their function. Your practitioner will advise you as to the required frequency of follow up visits. Any questions about your orthotics fit, functionality, or overall comfort should be immediately directed to your practitioner.
  • The surface of your orthotics may usually be cleansed with a damp cloth and mild soap.
  • Always bring your orthotics with you when you are buying new shoes. You may need to purchase a deeper or larger-sized shoe to properly accept your orthotics. Also note that many shoes available that are compatible with orthotics have removable insoles that can be easily replaced with custom orthotics. This can be verified when shoes are being fitted.
  • Yearly re-evaluation of your orthotics by your foot care specialist is important. Proper functioning orthotics may greatly diminish foot, leg and postural complaints. Any questions about your orthotics fit, functionality, or overall comfort should be immediately directed to your practitioner.
 
 
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