How to get used to your 3D-printed foot orthoses?

Public (en) | March 8, 2023

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Are you concerned about adapting to the 3D foot orthoses you already wear, those that are being manufactured, or those that will be assembled soon? Do not worry; our feet are not as averse to change as most of us are if the change is implemented correctly.

It does not hurt to point out that as we become older, we lose more overall health. As a result, to make our condition better, we must adapt and use the resources at hand. It is thus vital to find a foot orthosis that precisely fits the distinctive shape of your feet.  With the right pair of orthoses, you will achieve two goals at once: improved quality of movement and a quick adaptation without too many obstacles. You can therefore get used to these “new feet” that were created with incredible medical accuracy if you have a little patience and pay attention to the specific directions that are given to you.

A few tips to discover and enjoy the many benefits of 3D-printed orthoses over the long term

Your feet will thank you for wearing your new 3D-printed foot orthoses! After wearing your orthoses for seven (7) to fourteen (14) days, you will quickly grow accustomed to them. It is also crucial to remember that you should not hesitate to consult a specialist if you have any pain while using your 3D orthoses, from design to upkeep.

Speaking of design, did you know that the difference between a 3D orthosis and a “pre-cast” one is that, when a professional scans your foot, they consider the soft tissues, your unique morphology, and the types of activities you engage in? The orthosis is then made using 3D printing in accordance with all these details that are unique to you.

All OK, you say, but how do you keep them on for a long time? You are good to go as long as you keep a few things in mind. Take them off your shoes at night, so they can breathe a little. They should be hand-washed frequently, then let out to dry flat away from heaters and the sun. And that’s pretty much it. 

Is it easier to adjust if you choose a conventional orthosis as opposed to one made using 3D printing, like Talaria?

The foot orthoses you may buy in stores are vastly different from those that are specifically manufactured for your individual foot measurements. Your body now benefits from a support that is much better matched to its actual needs thanks to the customization of your orthoses, which makes adaptation much easier. This is what really sets an orthosis that has been customized apart from one that was bought off the shelf. Consider your foot health and seek immediate professional advice to determine whether it is appropriate for you to upgrade to the next level for more comfort and stability with a minimal adoption period.

Can the foot orthosis’ maintenance be affected by how well it is fitted?

Your new foot orthosis needs some time to work its magic, just like many other therapies. What a return on investment, though! Consider this “break-in” phase as an extension of your investment in the health of your feet. Please give yourself two weeks to adjust to your new posture. Remember that orthoses are meticulously created based on your unique specificities. Allow your feet to adapt to their new environment. Because they are manufactured differently than conventional orthoses made from a mold, 3D printed orthoses fit the wearer like a second skin and are thus much simpler to maintain.

Long live the foot orthoses!

Are you considering switching out your foot orthoses, or are you just acquiring them and do not know how to take care of them? It is easier than it seems. You can use your orthoses for many years if you follow the usage guidelines. We hope that this article has clarified any questions you may have had. Start taking care of your feet and posture right away by getting in touch with your local Talaria partner if you need to.