HOW TO USE
WEAR & CARE - How to apply your StandStrong® arches
- PEEL Remove the clear film from the bottom of the arch support to expose the tacky surface
- STICK Start applying the arch support beneath the ball of the foot, then work it down towards the heel
- WEAR For a secure fit, step down on a hard surface and then place your foot into your shoe
FOOT PREP: For maximum benefit clean the foot with soap and water. Do not apply lotions or creams as this may compromise the amount of tackiness, which allows the device to stay in place all day. Remove flaky skin or calluses if possible.
REMOVAL: Starting at the top (rounded part at the ball of the foot) slowly peel the device off the skin and remove the entire arch support.
PERFECT PLACEMENT: Finding the “sweet spot” is key when applying your arches. You should not experience pain while wearing your arches. If you do feel discomfort, you need to adjust the placement on your feet. Sometimes, shifting the arch support a few millimeters away from the painful area makes a big difference! The distal end (metatarsal) area of the arch support should be centered just behind the maximum convexity of the bulge, below the ball of the foot. However, that "center" varies slightly from person to person.
If any part of the skin becomes tender, uncomfortable or red areas appear, stop using the device and contact your health care provider or StandStrong directly for a solution.
Just like contact lenses, remove your StandStrong arches before bed. Use the sponge to gently clean the sticky sides with our StandClean™ Daily Wash. Let your arches air dry face up overnight.
The next morning apply the sticky side of each arch to the soles of your freshly washed and dried feet. Oils, lotions, dirt and especially pet hair will make the arches lose stickiness and compromise their effectiveness.
When you're not using your StandStrong arches, stick each clean and dry arch support against the opposite side of the provided plastic divider. Sticky sides may permanently bond together if allowed to nest against one another.