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ORTHOTICS: TIPS ON USAGE

If you have orthotics or are considering in purchasing them, you may want to consider the following tips to ensure that you are getting the most for your money and doing the best thing for your feet:
1.      Keep in mind that orthotics are NOT just for wearing with one particular type of shoe – they can be worn with athletic shoes, dress shoes, work boots, snow shoes – pretty much all types of shoes that have a back to them and provide some support at the base of the shoe.  
2.      When going shoe shopping, be sure to bring your orthotics with you and wear them when trying on new shoes. You want to be sure that the shoe will work with the orthotic while providing comfort and the right kind of support for your foot.
3.      You will want to have the same shoes or stockings that you plan to wear with the shoes you purchase so that you can see how they work with your orthotics and your shoes. Make sure they are comfortable and functional.

4.      After obtaining the orthotics, there is a “break-in period” in order to get used to them. This requires gradual use of the orthotics during the initial couple of days until you are used to wearing them in your shoes regularly. 

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