How often should I have my orthotics replaced?

By: Tom Lemke - Cped MC, Cped C, Jul 23, 2018
The Foot Lab, Foot care in Edmonton, Alberta. orthopedic shoes

How will I know it is time?

Most orthotics wear out in 2 to 3 years. The majority of my clients that come back in 2 to 3 years is because they can feel the original symptoms beginning to return as the orthotic wears out.

Having said that, I see clients that have orthotics that are 10 to 15 years old and they are very happy with them as they are.

Do flat feet need to be treated?  Why or why not?

Nope.  Flat feet is not a disease.  If you are pain-free, there is nothing to treat.    

Tom Lemke has been making custom footwear for Canadians for over 30 years.

Tom became a Certified Pedorthic Master Craftsman in 1996, and a few years later in 2003 he started his own orthopedic, orthotic and pedorthic practice: The Foot Lab. Located in Edmonton, Alberta, The Foot Lab serves clients from Grande Prairie to Nova Scotia and beyond.  Check out our website 

Our Certified Pedorthic Master Craftsman will create custom-made shoes, inserts, insoles and/or footwear modification to help you:

  • improve your walking posture, putting less stress on your body;
  • relieve foot, leg, or back pain from walking and standing;
  • walk more naturally with differently-sized legs or a partial or full amputation; and
  • relieve pain and improve balance problems caused by chronic health issues like diabetes or cerebral palsy.