Frequent question: Should you work out in custom orthotics?

Should you workout with orthotics?

During your first 6 weeks of orthotic therapy, we advise exercises to help soft tissue adapt to the new postural changes. We expect that most patients will wear their orthotic between 50-60% of their walking or standing hours, which should include exercise, and work or school.

How do you break in custom orthotics?

We recommend you break them in slowly by wearing them as instructed on the first page and increasing the wear time in small amounts until you can wear them all day long. Most patients wear the orthotics full time in three to five days. The slower you start the easier the break-in period will be.

Are custom orthotics really worth it?

With that in mind, the big question on your mind right now is this, are custom orthotics really worth it? The answer is yes. For starters, wearing over-the-counter orthotics without a diagnosis can cause more harm than good.

Can custom orthotics cause problems?

Stress from orthotics can actually lead to weak ankles, feet or knees and cause additional foot pain. Furthermore, it’s difficult to get relief from orthotic inserts that weren’t made correctly. You may also suffer from sore muscles as your body attempts to adapt to the orthotics.

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What to expect when you start wearing orthotics?

After three weeks, you should feel accustomed to your orthotics. At that point, they should provide some relief for persistent symptoms. Yet if they continue to make your body feel sore or tired, don’t hesitate to take action.

What to expect with new orthotics?

It may take from three to four weeks before you can wear them comfortably all day. Avoid running or other intense activities with the orthotics until your feet have had an opportunity to adjust to the new foot posture and you can wear them 8 hours a day.

Do custom orthotics hurt at first?

The short answer is no; orthotics are custom-designed for each patient and are intended to help your feet, not hurt them.

How do I know if my orthotics are working?

Wear or Damage – Take a look at your orthotics. If you see any cracks, broken pieces or the soles have worn thin, it is time to replace them. Shoes – Look at the bottom of your shoes. Orthotics are meant to correct any deformities in your feet, including alignment of your body.

How long do custom orthotics last?

Your typical pair of custom foot orthotics will last for an average of two to three years. However, the lifetime of your orthotics will depend on their daily wear and tear.

Why are custom made orthotics so expensive?

The reason there is such a difference in price has to do with the customization and materials used when making the orthotics. The quality and durability of the materials, coupled with the custom molding process, contribute to the expense of custom orthotics. They cost more, but last longer and can be more effective.

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