Did you know that your orthotics should be examined at regular intervals, even if they are comfortable?
Your orthotics have an important job to do. They must help your feet function properly, so you can enjoy pain-free, comfortable activities.
However, orthotics (and feet) change as time goes by. You may not notice these changes, but if your orthotics are not maintained they can lead to difficulties with foot function. We can detect these changes and avoid possible problems before they start.
If We Made Your Orthotics – Orthotic Check-ups
If we made your orthotics and have not been checked in the last year it’s time for us to check them for signs of excessive wear. We’ll make sure they fit correctly and advise you if you need to have them modified, repaired or replaced. We’ll discuss with you any problems or changes you may be experiencing.
If Your Orthotics were Made Elsewhere – Orthotic Second Opinions
If we did not make your orthotics and you think they may not be working as well as they should, make an appointment for an orthotic second opinion with Dr. Huppin or Dr. Hale.
Our comprehensive orthotic check-ups and second opinions include:
- Complete evaluation of your feet
- Orthotic wear pattern evaluation (Evaluation for wear that could affect function)
- Evaluation of how well your orthotics conform to your feet (orthotics can flatten over time which reduces their ability to support your foot correctly)
- Check that they provide proper biomechanical function to best help your symptoms
- Inspection of orthotic modifications (covers, cushions and pads
- Evaluation of whether orthotics fit properly into your shoes
- Evaluation of your shoes and recommendations on proper shoes
Most of the time we can repair and update your orthotics right in our office. Occasionally we will recommend sending them out for a complete refurbishment. And sometimes we will recommend that it is time for a new pair of orthotics.
If you would like specialty orthotics, to fit into dress shoes, sandals or ski boots for example, we can discuss that too.
Remember to treat your orthotics well, because they’re really part of your feet. Make an appointment today for your orthotic check-up. Be sure to bring samples of your shoes with you. We’re looking forward to hearing from you.