Do you think you need to replace your current orthotics?
Typically, there is no specific period of time that you would replace your existing orthotics. In most cases, typically your custom orthotics will last 1 to 5 years. It will all come down to the appearance of your orthotics and how often you use them. Here are a few reasons why you should do so:
- Pain – Are you experiencing any type of pain, whether it is on your feet, ankles or back, this is the time to replace your orthotics. There should not be any pain while you are walking, standing, jumping, running, or jogging while using your orthotics.
- Age – Most orthotics will last 1 to 5 years. It will depend on what materials your orthotics are made from. If they were made from hard plastic, you usually only need a replacement every 2 to 3 years. If, however, they are made from soft plastic or foam, they may need replacement every year. Our custom orthotics are made with carbon fiber so they typically should be replaced in 3 to 5 years depending on how you use them.
- How You Use Them – If you use your orthotics to get around or just for regular activities, they typically will not wear as quickly as those used for recreational or sports activities. Activities like running or jogging, for example, wear down your orthotics quicker than normal wear while at work each day.
- Wear or Damage – Look at your orthotics on a regular basis. If the soles have worn thin or you see any cracks or broken pieces, it is time to replace them.
- Shoes – Look at the bottom of your shoes on a regular basis as well. Custom orthotics are meant to correct any deformities in your feet, and the alignment of your body. Looking at your shoes regularly can tell you if there are any signs of uneven wear.
- Lifestyle Changes – Significant lifestyle changes will require new custom orthotics. Significant lifestyle changes such as knee surgery, or pregnancy, etc. you may need new custom orthotics to accommodate these changes in your body.
Our selection of custom orthotics will help with the above along with issues such as Plantar Fasciitis, Morton’s Neuroma, Flat Feet, High Arches or Pronation.