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How often should orthotics be replaced

A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Libby Putnam
Podiatry 12 years experience
Shoes are like cars.: There are makes and models: if a certain shoe doesn't work for you, don't think the whole brand is bad. You might have been trying on an "suv" when re... Read More
Dr. Thomas Inwood
Podiatry 35 years experience
Shoes: There are many shoe brands out there and no one is the best. Usually the best type of shoe to use with orthotics is an athletic type of shoe or walki... Read More

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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Merriman
Orthopedic Surgery 47 years experience
Yes to both : 1982 was a good while ago if you are having problems then i would certainly recommend a re-evaluation.
Dr. David Tobin
Podiatry 38 years experience
Replace: Yes, our feet change shape with maturity
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Kugler
Podiatry 31 years experience
About every 2 years: Many in my field would recommend replacing orthoses about every two years as often the foot structure changes and there will be some wear and tear on... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Support: An orthotic may properly support your arch which can be helpful if you are having pain. The orthotic may also improve the biomechanics of your lower ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Trettin
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Braces/ inserts: Orthotics for an ors is a broad term that describes braces, inserts etc... For example, a patient w/ a foot drop secondary to a nerve injury may do be... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
Many places: Orthotics are often made by podiatrists, chiropractors, physical therapists, orthopedic surgeons.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 32 years experience
See a professional: Custom made foot supports are fabricated to models of your feet, and incorporate corrections for abnormalities in the foot structure and/or function. ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Macy
Podiatry 41 years experience
If given for : The right reasons and if made properly, they can be very effective at stabilizing feet and reducing pain. Depending on the condition, they are an imp... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomman Kuruvilla
Podiatry 22 years experience
In a orthotic lab : Orthotics are typically casted in the office and made in a lab.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lorry Melnick
Podiatry 45 years experience
Custom orthotics: Custom orthotics ususlly work best. A podiatrist can do a exam and determine you prescription and what type of custom orthotics would best fit your ne... Read More

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