FNQ Podiatry and Orthotics tips on washing orthotics

In the tropics our feet are prone to sweat which may cause foot odour due to the humidity. Coming up into the Cairns wet season our shoes and orthotics are more susceptible to getting wet, which can increase risk of fungal infections to the skin and nails. It is important to maintain good hygiene to keep your orthotics clean. Here a few tips on how to keep them clean:

FNQ Podiatry and Orthotics tips on how to clean:

  • Orthotics should be cleaned with a damp cloth or an antibacterial wipe.
  • If they are odorous then Bi-carb soda can be applied sparingly.
  • If your orthotics become wet, dry in a shaded area or under a fan.

What NOT to do:

  • Washing your orthotics in the washing machine – this can cause the orthotics to shrink significantly in size.
  • Dry orthotics in direct sunlight.

To get the longest life span out of your FNQ Podiatry & Orthotics inserts, avoid getting your orthotics wet as much as possible, otherwise follow the above instructions. 

If your orthotics have started to lose support or require updating give our friendly team a call today to book an initial appointment on 4045 5749, or book online at https://fnq-podiatry-orthotics.cliniko.com/bookings#location


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