When to Replace Orthotics

When to Replace Orthotics

When to Replace Orthotics

When to Replace Orthotics

“So, Doc do you think my orthotic need replacing yet?”  Ummmmm ???? When to replace orthotics? Much like your reading glasses we recommend most people need  to replace their orthotics at 2-3 years, there are of course caveats to that rule – if you’re a kid and you grow out of them and if you’re super active or you’re super hard on your orthotics!

Many times you won’t notice that you’re orthotics look very different. So your reading glasses? NO ?

The change is not about the wear and tear it’s most often about the changes that occur to our bodies over that time. Again much like prescription glasses it’s not the glasses it’s your eyes!

We put on weight, we loose weight, our joints change, muscles change and the list goes on.

And then there is the fact that sometimes, some people, kinda like this really really wear their orthotics out !

Ummmm yes the answer was “YES it’s time to replace them” ???

If you’re unsure about your orthotics or need help, call our great staff to arrange an appointment (02) 9673 2987

I hope that helps. Make sure you head to our information below and our links to look up more information about heel pain, foot types, and other sports injuries. We look forward to making you happy, healthy and active.

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Founder of A Step Ahead Foot + Ankle Care in Sydney, and former president of the Australasian Podiatry Council, Dr Brenden Brown (A.K.A Dr Foot) is a wealth of knowledge on how to take care of your feet, including how to find the best shoes.

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* No medical treatment can guarantee 100% success. Registered medical and health professions in Australia are by law not allowed to guarantee success. This comes as a result of all human bodies reacting differently to treatments. Patients should thoroughly consider all treatment options available to them.