Fracture Orthosis Care
FOOT ORTHOSIS (ARCH SUPPORT) USE AND CARE INSTRUCTIONS
A Foot Orthosis, or arch support, is a custom molded device made from a variety of materials ranging from rigid plastic to soft foams. It is designed to support the arches of your foot and redistribute your weight to different areas to prevent excessive pressure. It may also correct mild alignment problems.
Please read the following instructions for wearing your Foot Orthosis (arch support) and add any special instructions given to you by your physician or orthotist.
HOW TO USE YOUR FOOT ORTHOSIS (ARCH SUPPORT)
- Wear the foot orthosis in a lace-up type shoe that has enough room for both your foot and the foot orthosis to fit comfortably. If you have any questions about your shoe, ask your orthotist.
- Begin wearing your foot orthosis for 2-3 hours at a time, then take it off and rest your foot for an hour. Alternate wearing the foot orthosis and resting your foot for the first few days. Allow your foot to get used to the foot orthotic gradually.
- Slowly increase your wearing time throughout the next several days.
- Check your foot for red pressure areas when you remove your foot orthosis. Any reddened area that does not fade after 20 minutes should be watched carefully. This is particularly important for patients who are diabetic or have poor sensation in their feet.
IMPORTANT NOTES ABOUT YOUR FOOT ORTHOSIS (ARCH SUPPORT)
It is VERY important to keep any follow-up appointments made by your orthotist. We are here to help you and make your experience with Norell as pleasant as possible.
For questions or to schedule an appointment, call Norell at 510-770-9010. We look forward to working with you!