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A foot orthosis (FO) and UCBL foot orthosis are used to support, distribute pressure and help maintain proper alignment of the foot, especially the heel and arch. 



It is very important that you have well-fitting shoes when wearing an FO or UCBL. If your shoes do not fit well, the orthoses will not be able to function correctly and may not be comfortable.  

Make sure your foot fits comfortably inside the shoe with the orthosis in. In some cases, a slightly larger shoe might be needed.  Athletic shoes that are able to be laced or fastened snugly are a good choice. FOs and UCBLs usually replace the shoe insoles and are left in the shoes at all times.  


  Foot orthosis (FO)

  UCBL foot orthosis

This information is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to replace the advice of your health care providers. If you have any questions, talk with your doctor or others on your health care team. If you are a Gillette patient with urgent questions or concerns, please contact Telehealth Nursing at 651-229-3890.