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How soon will I feel results from my orthotics?

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The “breaking in” period for new custom orthotics will differ for each patient.  However, there is a similar process that everyone can use as their feet learn to love being in the correct position.  Just like a bad habit, it takes time for the feet to feel good once they are properly aligned.  However, once they are in their proper place—your entire body will benefit!

The best rule of thumb is to start slowly.  Wear the prescription orthotics for a short time (start with two hours), and then give your feet a rest.  Gradually increase the time that you are wearing them each day.  By the second week of wear, you will likely be able to enjoy the orthotics all day.

Remember, let your feet guide you.

Benefits of Orthotics

 While it takes time to adjust, your feet should never be in pain due to an orthotic. Choosing an over-the-counter brand without consulting Drs. Brook or Northcutt can actually harm your feet.  Make an appointment today at the Dallas or Plano, TX locations.  You’ll get the best in custom orthotics made to fit your unique podiatric needs.  

Dr. Joel W. Brook
Dr. Joel Brook is a board-certified podiatrist and foot and ankle surgeon at Dallas Podiatry Works in TX.