Orthotics are great to help with many foot problems that you may have, whether it is flat feet or heel pain. However sometimes, it may be a good idea to get them swapped out for a new paid. There is no strict time line however there are always two things to keep in mind, how your feet feel and how worn out your shows are. If you are experiencing discomfot, it may be time to replace your orthotics.
It also depends on your lifestyle. If you are a runner, it is a good idea to check your orthotics more often. If you experience pain any time in your back or knees it is a good idea to see your podiatrist. Also, if there are wear and tear on your shoes, it may be time to get them refurbished. A podiatrist is the only person that is trained in a specialized field in medicine for anything concerning the lower extremity, foot and ankle, that’s why it is important for you to visit your podiatrist if there are any problems concerning your feet. In the case of pediatric foot care it is always good to get it detected and dealt with before it affects your quality of life. If there you have any other questions feel free to contact Dr. Theall’s and Dr. Saleh’s Gentle Touch Foot Care office for all your foot and ankle needs and concerns at 973 673 – 3668.