Reviewing and updating orthotics does not always mean a new pair of orthotics. Foot orthotics can be modified or adapted, because like our footwear our orthotics need updating and changing over time.
We suggest your podiatrist check your orthotics once a year. Doing this will save you money in the long run, as small modifications to your device will mean they last longer and continue to support your foot properly.
Leaving it a long time or until you have foot pain, to update your orthotics means small modifications are no longer sufficient and you may need a new set of orthotics. You will likely require more appointments to get your foot pain better and on track again.
We measure foot orthotics to fit our feet and correct foot posture, however, due to injury, hormones, surgery or some chronic diseases, this can affect the foot and ankle joints, bones, and/or muscles and change the structure of our feet. As a result, the orthotics may not be supporting the foot as required.
Your feet may have grown out of your orthotics, and over time orthotics can deteriorate, lose balance, or flatten, which reduces their control and effectiveness. In particular, EVA devices are to be regularly checked, as they compress faster, due to their plush soft material.
Regular reviews or updating orthotics is important to ensure they function correctly and control your foot biomechanics efficiently. We want to make sure you are getting the very best outcomes to maintain optimal foot health.
Tips for Updating Orthotics:
If you notice any sings of wear on your orthotics, materials starting to change or discomfort, then it is important to come in for a review, especially if you haven’t kept up with your annual checks.
We encourage you to make an appointment with our experienced podiatrists. Please call us on (03) 9502 0650 to book your orthotic review. Remember to bring your orthotics and current footwear along to your appointment.