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Orthotic Break-In

Your orthotic device has been designed and built to help your specffic foot condition. By using the
impressions we made of your feet and our careful study of your foot condition. we've created a
device custom-made for your feet.

However, your device is not a "cure all". Depending on your working conditions, shoe choices,
number of hours on your feet and the specific foot condition, you probably will have some

It has been our experience, however that as long as you wear your orthotics in shoes that allow
them to work:

  • Your symptoms should decrease
  • You should be abl~ to have longer periods of time without pain or discomfort
  • You will eventually arrive at a stable condition, needing only occasional treabnent and examination of your feet

We recommend a Break-In Period which should be strictly followed:

  • Day 1- Wear 1 hour
  • Day 2- Wear 2 hours
  • Day 3- Wear 3 hours .
  • and so on until you can tolerate a full day of use

If you experience Problems:

  • Remove your orthotic from your shoe
  • After one hour, put your orthotic back in your shoe
  • If your orthotic becomes uncomfortable, remove it again
  • Each time, you should be able to wear your orthotic a little longer
  • Follow this routine until you can wear it comfortably for the entire day
  • Never force yourself to wear your orthotic

If your orthotic device "squeaks" in your shoe, use foot powder to dust under the surfaces where
the orthotic. touches your shoes.

Your foot may slip somewhat in the heel of the shoe until your orthotic becomes seated. Slipping
will stop when it becomes seated.

If you have any questions or concerns about your treatment, please contact Arcadia Foot & Ankle .

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