Instructions: OrthoticMe

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The general rule of thumb is to try to fill the soft areas of the foot with pressure to distribute your weight across a larger area of the foot (to alleviate pressure off the metatarsal heads and heel). See image below.

Once you get used to a setting, you can try to add layers. Your foot should begin to get used to the added pressure over time. If not, remove layers until you begin to feel comfortable. In general, the order of progressive sized pads does not matter. Saying it a different way, putting the smaller pad on the top, on the bottom or in the middle does not change the way it supports the foot. The placement does matter, and we will be speaking to that further down in these instructions.

One approach is for the practitioner or patient to start with medium pad settings, then over time, add to the support over time. This allows the foot to get acclimated to the corrective forces.

The goal is to get support, so a rule of thumb is to keep adding pads until it feels like it is too much. Then take one away. Insightful Products has found that the foot gets used to the correction over time, then desires more support
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Rigid Orthotic Components included with OrthoticMe Pro:

The Midfoot Bridge comes in right (black), left (white), large (grey) and small (blue). The shape of this part provides the architecture in several ways. With a slight overlap over the Calcaneal Ring, a medial post is created. This is the preferable arrangement. Alternatively, a more forward placement that avoids the overlap, would allow more accommodation (by eliminating the post) for those with particularly severe flat feet.
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