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By Dr. Michael Stein
June 13, 2014
Category: Footwear
Tags: Orthotics   Footwear  

Orthotics need to replaced when they're worn outEverything these days has an expiration date. From replacing your makeup and getting an oil change, to that spoiled milk in the refrigerator—even shoe inserts and orthotics need to be replaced after a certain time. So what exactly is the lifespan of an orthotic?

You'd think that with today's advanced technology, shoes would be made to provide your feet with adequate support. This isn't the case. Each individual has a unique foot structure for which a generic shoe cannot provide proper support. This is why we recommend custom orthotics for reducing and eliminating excessive stress and pressure.

Okay, podiatric-prescribed inserts are not as cost effective as over-the-counter versions, but you get what you pay for! Custom orthotics may cost more, but they are specially molded to fit your unique feet and work to correct your foot or ankle abnormalities or deformities—something store bought inserts don’t do. When you receive your custom inserts, you'll need to break them in for one to two weeks. You may feel some discomfort as you're getting used to them.

They will last for several years when cared for properly. When it comes to having to replace orthotics, there are a few things to keep in mind. Have you had your feet checked recently by your podiatrist? Has your foot pain gotten worse or has it gradually made its way back into your life?  

Take the stress off of your lower extremities with custom orthotics. Come in to the Foot Doctor of the East Bay in California today! Our orthotics can help with such conditions as bursitis, plantar fasciitis, diabetic foot ulcers, tendonitis, and general foot and ankle discomfort. Give us a call, schedule your appointment online, or visit us in San Leandro, Pleasanton, or Los Gatos, CA. Whether you need to replace your orthotics, or you need new ones, we can help.

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