Orthotics and insoles
Orthotic devices at Fortius Clinic are made to measure in London by specialist technicians. They are specially designed to fit inside your shoes, helping to provide stability and cushioning for your feet. They are designed specifically for your feet and you should normally use them in all of your footwear. It’s important that the back of the insole stays at the back of your shoe and doesn’t cause blistering or rubbing. It’s perfectly normal for your leg muscles to ache for around a week after fitting as your body adjusts to the insole. However, you should get in touch with us if you continue to have pain after this.
Looking after your orthotics
Orthotics that are made to measure will normally last from two to three years with normal use. However, you should not put them in the washing machine. To clean them, you can gently wipe them with warm soapy water and leave to dry.
If your symptoms continue, or worsen, before the orthotics are worn out, you should contact us for advice. We will examine your orthotics regularly as recommended by your podiatrist and will advise when they are no longer helping to control your foot function. This may not necessarily be when they wear out. It is important you bring your orthotics insoles to every podiatry appointment.