How long do arch supports last?

How often should you replace your shoe orthotics?

Our podiatrists recommend having your orthotics evaluated yearly, to check on wear, and replaced every 3 years. For pediatric orthotics, patients should follow up every 6 months, to monitor their development, and have their orthotics replaced after they grow 2 shoe sizes.

How long do custom orthotics last?

While a typical custom orthotic might last around 2-3 years on average, not every case is a typical one. Some people need theirs replaced every year, while others can get 5 years or more (occasionally much more) of use out of theirs.

How often should you replace arch supports?

Typically, with normal wear and tear, a pair of high-quality shoe insoles or orthotic arch supports should last six to nine months. For those who are on their feet a greater percentage of the time, insoles typically last around three to six months.

How long do orthopedic inserts last?

The Lifespan of Your Orthotics Typically, high-quality prescription orthotics last between two to three years. Custom orthotics are designed to withstand wear and tear from standing and walking, but using them on a daily basis will inevitably result in damage over time.

Do orthotics expire?

Age – Most orthotics will last one to five years. If your custom orthotics were made from hard plastic, you usually only need a replacement every three to five years. If, however, they are made from soft plastic or foam, they may need replacement every year.

How long should orthotics be worn?

In most cases, your body needs two to four weeks to become accustomed to any type of orthotics. That means you should plan to wear them regularly so your body can adjust.

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