What Do Orthotics Do
The orthosis controls and prevents abnormal joint movement of the foot. They re-adjust the feet and ankles so they can function effectively when carrying and pushing. They put pressure on painful areas such as the heel, football, toes and corns between the big toes. They also help to absorb shocks to some extent. They do not change the structure of the foot, but only change the normal abnormal function.
It takes time to adjust to a new orthodontic device, so you need to get used to wearing them. This is because the support they provide may be uncomfortable at first. You can wear them for an hour or two, then follow the instructions to gradually increase the time. You should be able to adapt within 1-2 weeks.
Do not use the orthosis for sports unless it is designed for this purpose. You should feel comfortable with them and use them when you are doing some painful activities, such as walking or running. You need a fitted shoe to increase support and speed up your recovery.
When you relieve the pain, you can walk barefoot during the day. This will help strengthen your feet and leg muscles. Please note that the orthosis does not solve all foot problems and they cannot heal them. They only help to relieve symptoms and provide a degree of support that can help individuals prevent further damage.