My colleague Mark Bradley @podiatryassociates discussed “Do I need new orthotics”. I agree with his post. We promote the same protocol at our office in Whitby.
Do I need new Orthotics’s?
I love when patients show up after a couple of years with heavily worn devices and reporting no discomfort. The answer is NO!
If the shell still has structural integrity and the posts aren’t collapsed then by all means let’s get our lab to recover them and make them look like new.
Unfortunately over time orthotics will wear out or the foot structure can change necessitating a new prescription and fabrication of new devices. Typically our general activity devices are semi rigid in nature based upon the individuals body weight. As a result it is our expectation that your orthotics should last several years even with an active life style.