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Thornhill Podiatrist | Thornhill When to Replace Your Orthotics | ON | The Foot Institute |


Darryl Cohen and Associates
NHD Pod(SA), BSc(Hons)(Podiatric Studies)


441 Clark Ave West
Suite 201
Thornhill, ON
L4J 6W8
(Sobeys Plaza at corner Clark and Hilda)
(905) 886-3965


Lawrence Square Shoppng Centre
700 Lawrence Ave West
Suite 125
Toronto, ON
M6A 3B4  
(416) 787-1381


When to Replace Your Orthotics

An orthotic is beyond every doubt a vital piece of equipment for individuals suffering from pain in their feet and legs. They alleviate discomfort and provide support when playing sports and running. They also enable people get through their usual activities outside of sports and exercise. 

Finding something reliable that will ease the pain and increase your comfort make you enjoy everything that you do. The idea held by many that orthotics should only be used for athletics and exercise is a big misconception. Though this thought could not be further from the truth, orthotics Vaughan provide support to the foot and allow the lower extremity to function more efficiently. Everyone who understands this fact will not limit the use of this vital equipment to exercises only.

Our muscles have good memory and enjoy consistency in order to build endurance. Wearing an orthotics Vaughan for exercise only will account for 10 per cent of your daily activities or maybe less. Remember that with an orthotics, your feet and legs are able to work at peak performance. Doing this for only 10 per cent a day is a huge disadvantage. For this reason, orthotics Vaughan is specially designed to make it easy for the user to wear them throughout the day. They fit in an athletic shoe, women’s high heels, dress shoes, western boots and can be custom made to fit anything provided the heel is closed in. Sandals and other open shoes can also be modified to accommodate orthotics Vaughan. 

When to replace an orthotics Vaughan 

There are various factors that dictate the useful lifetime of orthotics Vaughan. The material from which the equipment is made from is one of the main factors. Orthotics Vaughan made from firm plastic material last for a longer period and are to be replaced less often. They are durable and normally wear very little. On average, orthotics Vaughan made from firm plastic last for four to five years. On the other hand, softer materials such as leather, cork and foams will soon deform with time and enjoys a lifespan about three years depending on the design.

The level of activity per day is the other major factor. As expected, a marathon runner is many times harder on his feet than a “weekend warrior”. An active foot is very dynamic and forces movement with every step to effectively manage forces. As time go, the foot is bound to change, and more active people will notice a dramatic and quicker change. When this happens, orthotics Vaughan will signal for a replacement.

Other issues such as a major joint replacement and natural growth may warrant for an orthotics Vaughan replacement. A hip or knee replacement will alter the entire mechanism of the lower extremity enough to demand a new orthotic. Some women experience changes in their feet during and after first pregnancy. Such cases are not to be ignored and they warrant a reevaluation for a new orthotics Vaughan.

Finally, if you accidentally damage your orthotic or your household pet chews it up- well, you need to replace your orthotics Vaughan as well.  

Thornhill Podiatrist The Foot Institute is a poidiatry office providing When to Replace Your Orthotics, orthopedic, pain, diabetes, bunions and much more in Thornhill, ON. We also do Achilles Tendonitis, Allergic Contact Dermatitis , Athlete's Foot, Brachymetatarsia, Bunions, Calluses, Diabetic Foot Care, Flatfoot (Fallen Arches), Ganglions, Haglund's Deformity, Hallux Rigidus, Hammertoes, Heel Pain/Fasciitis, Infections, Injuries, Ingrown Toenails, Metatarsalgia, Morton's Neuroma, Onychomycosis, Osteoarthritis, Pediatric Foot Care, Plantar Warts, Plantar Fasciitis, Posterior Tibial Dysfunction, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Running Injuries, Sesamoiditis, Sprains/Strains, Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome, Taylor's Bunion, Tendonitis, Toe Deformities, Xerosis and all work related in the L4J6W8 area and surrounding areas in Thornhill