I have orthotics – how often do I need to have them checked? How long will they last?
If it has been over one year since you received your orthotics, you should have a check-up for any needed adjustments. Your feet may have changed within the past year, and may need to be re-evaluated. Generally, the lifespan of a pair of orthotics is about 2 years. This can be influenced by a number of factors. If you have a softer, flexible orthotic, it can wear out faster than a more rigid one. If you have very flexible feet, and wear your orthoics in thinner, more bendable shoes, they will also wear out faster. There is also the simple matter of how many miles are on your “tires.” If you walk or run a lot, your orthotics will wear out sooner.
Milwaukee Foot & Ankle Specialists of Wauwatosa, Oak Creek, New Berlin and Mequon, Wisconsin (WI) treat all medical and surgical foot and ankle conditions. Licensed Podiatrists, Dr. Steven Waldman, Dr. Christopher Milkie and Dr. Lucy Meier can help bring you foot and ankle pain relief.
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