Long-term orthotics are custom designed and manufactured from a cast of your feet and have a lifespan of several years, if not longer. These are adjustable over time to complement any changes in your feet or biomechanics. It is with these orthotics that we achieve the superior results for a variety of problems and injuries.
If your orthotics are designed to help optimise your performance during sport and help relieve pain induced by sports and strenuous activity, then we recommend wearing your orthotics inside your sports-shoes during sports and physical activity.
Your podiatrist will discuss your orthotics with you thoroughly and inform you of the best wearing protocols that are specific to your circumstances to produce the best outcomes for your feet.
With decades of experience behind us at Perform Podiatry, combined with one of New Zealand’s orthotics & biomechanics specialists, what we do know is that you will have the best chance of successful outcomes using our orthotics. More than the knowledge and the superior materials we use, we take great pride, skill and care with every pair of orthotics because we understand the significant impact they have in our patients’ lives. You can be assured that you will receive the best of care from our team.
This will, however, be assessed on a case-by-case basis as some foot conditions are more complex than others and require different levels of precision depending on the features of your particular orthotics. There may also be a chance that your feet have changed over the past year and another impression will need to be taken.
The biggest indication that they’ve exceeded their lifespan is pain – if your pain has returned or you’ve began developing foot pain or issues while wearing your orthotics then it’s very likely that they’re no longer doing their job!