You asked: Can I trim my custom orthotics?

Can custom orthotics be adjusted?

If your custom orthotics have stopped relieving your foot pain, it’s a safe bet that an adjustment may be in order. Your orthotics should never cause new or different pain. If you are experiencing new pain since wearing your orthotics, see your Pedorthist for an adjustment.

How long does it take to break in custom orthotics?

It usually takes one to two weeks to become completely used to wearing your orthotics but this time can differ from person to person. Most people can wear the orthotics full time in 3-5 days. ✓ You should start each day with your orthotics in your shoes.

Can I trim my orthotics?

If orthotics are longer than inserts you can trim orthotics. Trim by tracing around top of insert, then take kitchen shears and trim down. Make sure you don’t trim down too much or the orthotics will slide in your shoes. Do not place shoe inserts back into shoes, only custom orthotics!

Are orthotics uncomfortable at first?

Although your orthotics may eventually need adjusting, do your best to get used to them before making changes. After all, orthotics are rarely comfortable at first. That’s because they essentially retrain affected muscles to work differently.

Can orthotics cause more 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 can orthotics do for you?

Orthotics can support the foot and reduce inflammation. High arches. Very high arches can stress muscles in the feet and lead to a number of conditions, such as shin splints, knee pain, and plantar fasciitis. Orthotics can help prevent a person’s feet from rolling excessively inward or outward.