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Saturday, April 14, 2012

Orthotic Repairs: Fixing An Air Bubble

Hi Dr Blake,
I am generally happy with the new orthotics you recently made me. I still have the issue at the end of the day but I don’t think you can do anything about me getting older!
I do have one small problem that I would like your advice on. On the right orthotic the covering has pulled  away or was not glued down and there is a air bubble between the orthotic and covering. This air bubble moves around when I walk on it. The air bubble is about 2 ½ inches long and about a ½ inch wide. What would you suggest? Pete


Pete, First of all please see my blog regarding the daily foot strengthening exercises which may help the  end of the day soreness.



Secondly, I put the air bubble in on purpose to provide a cushion for being able to jump higher and dunk  the basketball.  If this is something you do not aspire to, please purchase a small tube of super glue or its knockoffs, and place in the areas of where the air bubble occur and the sides of the orthotic, of course on the plastic, and see if you can get it all glued down. Sorry if some of it sticks to your fingers.   Hope this helps, glad you are overall satisfied with the orthotics.  Rich

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Thank you very much for leaving a comment. Due to my time restraints, some comments may not be answered.I will answer questions that I feel will help the community as a whole.. I can only answer medical questions in a general form. No specific answers can be given. Please consult a podiatrist, therapist, orthopedist, or sports medicine physician in your area for specific questions.