Probably the most frequently asked question by our internet patients. There are several answers to this question. The first relates to the need to progress from a correction level (theta) that is tolerable up to a correction that will generate a more complete relief of your pain. In fact, certain neurological conditions require very high correction levels to get the help you want and need. This process is much like exercise in that we have to work our way up a little at a time.
The second is that the actual amount of correction you get is equal to the theta correction in your orthotic plus any inherent arch correction built into your shoes. Patients frequently wear shoes with no support, good support, or very good support. The difference between a shoe with no support and very good support is 10 degrees. When you put a 20-degree orthotic in a shoe with “good support,” you get 25 degrees of correction. When you have several different corrections, you can get the same correction you learn to want and need in all of your shoes even if they have very different support characteristics.
Third, and perhaps most importantly, is that when you have several correction levels, you can customize your treatment and accommodate more shoe types which ultimately makes the treatment more successful.
On the internet we want the best result we can get for each patient. Because we are more successful when the patient has several correction levels we offer the 2nd and 3rd correction levels at our cost. This not only make the entire treatment more successful but very economical.
You can of course always come back and order higher correction levels or just duplicates of your starting correction level at a reduced price. Still when you order more than one pair to start with not only do you have the next correction when you want it but the cost is significantly reduced.