Medx Spine care & WELLNESS Center
Instructions & Guide
Instructions & Guide
Custom Orthotics Guide:
We are confident that you will love your orthotics that has been custom designed and manufactured specifically for you. Your Orthotic will allow your lower limbs to function more naturally and efficiently. This will result in decreased pain or the elimination of Symptoms, allowing you to enjoy your activities of daily living and exercise more comfortably…
Orthotics Wearing Instruction:
1) Before placing your orthotics in shoes, it is important to take out all removable arch supports, rubber or felt additions or other inserts from the inside of the your shoes.
2) We recommend wearing your new orthotics for one hour on the 1st day and doubling the wearing time each day thereafter.
3) If you experience minor aches that move between your legs, knees, hips or lower back this is an indication that your custom orthotics are having a beneficial effect on the muscle involved with standing and walking. In the same way that your muscle may ache after a hard exercise session, the custom orthotics are stimulating your body to move in a new way, thereby training your body to move with a more natural balance.
4) If you experience any pain or discomfort related to your orthotics, remove them from your footwear immediately and contact us. An adjustment by the practitioner or laboratory may be required.
5) If your orthotics has a full-length top cover and they are bunching up at the end of your shoe, simply trim the material using regular kitchen scissors. If your shoe has removable insole, use this as a guide for trimming the orthotic top cover.
6) Occasionally a new orthotic will squeak with every step. Simply place some talcum powder between the footbed of the shoe and the orthotic.
7) If you find that your orthotic is slipping forward, we first recommend removing the manufacturer’s insole from your shoe. If that is not possible, wear the orthotic for a few days until they settle into the shoe. If the slippage continues, we suggest contacting us and ask to have a full-length topcover applied to the orthotic.
To clean your orthotics, use a damp cloth with mild soap and water to gently wipe them down. Allow the orthotics to dry naturally. Do not use direct heat such as a hair dryer or heating vent.
- If your orthotics is exposed to a wet environment, remove them your footwear and allow them to air dry.
- You may also want to apply a small amount of talc powder on your orthotics to prevent or control odor.