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5 Signs You Need New Orthotics

  1. 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.
  1. You​ ​have​ ​NEW​ ​foot, ​ ​knee​ ​or​ ​back​ ​pain. ​ ​This is a sign that your feet have changed and a new prescription is needed.
  1. 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.
  1. 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.
  1. 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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