How long do orthotics last?
As a general rule, depending on the severity of your instability, once you "break in" the orthotics and they have been assessed or adjusted by your doctor, the orthotics will not move or change much over time. In some instances, if your instability is rather severe, you can - over time achieve a better structural position with your feet. In this case, you may choose to be reassessed by your doctor in one to two years as, in some instances, a better degree of correction can be attained. If this is the case, a new orthotic made in an even more corrected position can improve even further your alignment and thereby allowing you even better results. With this being said, the great thing about this type of custom orthotic is its ability to be adjusted. In many instances, a similar result can be achieved by a simple adjustment that your doctor can many times do in the office while you wait. It is because of these factors that you should follow up with your doctor and have your orthotics and your structural position assessed periodically so that you can maximize your results and your functional capacity to the greatest degree possible.