When we receive orthotics from the lab they are usually a little bit long. When you have the shoes you can trim the orthotic to make it fit. First remove the sock liner from the shoe and place it right over the orthotic making sure the heels are lined up. Using a pen or marker trace across the sock liner to make sure that you are getting a good tracing of the size and shape of the sock liner against the orthotic. Take a sharp pair of scissors and trim along the line you just drew. Or come and see us and we will trim them for you! Call Burlington Orthotic Centre today at 905-331-4391 for details.
Squeaking is another common issue we hear here at the clinic. It sure makes it hard to sneak up on people if your orthotics squeak in your shoe! Usually after a client has had orthotics for a couple of months the squeaking starts. It happens because of the friction between orthotics and the shoe.
The fix is actually quite easy. All you do is pull the orthotic out of the shoe turn it over so that the bottom is exposed, add some baby powder to the bottom to cover the surface. And voila you won’t hear that squeaky friction noise. Dust off any excess and then carefully place the orthotic back into the shoe again. That should take care of the squeaking. If it comes back within a few weeks we will help you do any further modifications to take care of the squeaking for you. Call Burlington Orthotic Centre today at 905-331-4391 for details.