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A 48-year-old member asked:

Swelling and pain in arch of foot. can otc orthotic insoles work just as well as expensive custom ones?

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Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 33 years experience
Maybe try : Worth a try custom arches are good for people with normal arch shapes flat or too arched.
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Dr. Vinod Panchbhavi
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 37 years experience
Yes they can: Yes at times they can provide great relief, only by trying one can find out.
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