FAQs - Orthotics
Do I have to wear my orthotics all the time?
No matter how often someone wears glasses, once they take them off they will have a problem with their sight. The same goes for orthotics. Once you stop wearing them, your foot or ankle problem will return.
Orthotics are devices that are worn inside shoes. They hold your foot in the proper position to promote proper alignment and relieve foot pain. However, they will not correct your feet. They only correct the position of the foot when they are worn.
Orthotics have to be been broken in, and it can take up to 6 weeks to notice the first sign of improvement. If you don’t wear them consistently, this amount of time could increase. Of course, the time frames vary based on the severity of the foot or ankle problem. If you don’t notice improvement after a couple months, set up an appointment with Dr. Howard Schaengold of Plateau Foot & Ankle Clinic. He will get you back on your feet again!