5 Signs You Need New Orthotics
- Your foot, knee or back pain has returned. If you originally got your orthotics to treat a certain issue and they helped, but now the pain is returning, it’s a sign that your orthotics are worn out and are no longer doing their job.
- You have NEW foot, knee or back pain. This is a sign that your feet have changed and a new prescription is needed.
- They are cracked or falling apart. If the plastic has cracked the orthotic is definitely not doing what it was meant to and could even cause problems.
- They are more than 2 years old. It depends on the type of orthotic you have and how often you wear them, but on average you should replace orthotics every 2-3 years, more often if you are an exercise enthusiast.
- You had knee or hip surgery or broke a leg. Any of these can alter the length or alignment of your legs and may necessitate a change in your orthotic prescription.
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