Foot orthotics are designed to give wearers lasting comfort and support as well as promote natural foot mechanics. A common question for both people considering purchasing orthotics and those who already have them is how often to wear them and even if they should wear them all the time. The answer to this question will vary from person to person, so there isn’t one answer that applies to everyone.
There are a number of factors that determine how often and for how long you should wear your orthotics, and having a better understanding of them can help you make this decision on an informed basis.
Questions to ask about when to wear orthotics
To determine whether you should wear orthotics all the time, here are some questions for you:
- How much time do you spend on your feet a day?
- Does your foot pain or other issues affect any of your normal activities?
- Are there times of day or activities that don’t cause pain?
- Are you looking to become more active or get back to a previous level of activity?
- How serious is your pain or other injuries?
For example, if you are planning to use your orthotics primarily for sports or a specific activity, it may be most beneficial to wear them for shorter periods. In contrast, if you’ve been diagnosed with an issue like flat feet that affects you all the time, it may be recommended to wear them all the time. It’s important to remember that the main goal of orthotics is to relieve pain and discomfort, so if orthotics are doing what they’re supposed to be doing, it’s probably a good idea to wear them.
Biocorrect makes orthotics for a wide range of lifestyles
Whether you work on your feet, play sports or are a retiree looking to stay active, Biocorrect has a solution for you. Our hand-crafted insoles are designed to be used as much or as little as needed while providing lasting durability.
Whether you’re looking for custom orthotics or a ready-made insole, we have a solution for you. Simply check out our online store and select the product, usage and size that’s right for you. Our custom orthotics can even be fitted from home with the help of our at-home moldable foam impression kit.