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I have a pain in the ball of my foot. What OTC insoles will help?
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In brief: Forefoot pain
There are so many potential problems that this is hard to answer. It can be related to bone, soft tissue, nerve and blood flow.

In brief: Forefoot pain
There are so many potential problems that this is hard to answer. It can be related to bone, soft tissue, nerve and blood flow.
Dr. Raymond Stolarski
Dr. Raymond Stolarski
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1 doctor agrees
In brief: Spenco brand
Spenco brand makes great otc supports.

In brief: Spenco brand
Spenco brand makes great otc supports.
Dr. Johanna Youner
Dr. Johanna Youner
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In brief: Root of Foot Pain
OTC insoles are a good start, but it's important to find out what's causing the pain.
It could be nerve, bone, joint, muscle, ligament, tendon, skin, stress and strain, or any combination of these. If the pain persists, see a podiatrist.

In brief: Root of Foot Pain
OTC insoles are a good start, but it's important to find out what's causing the pain.
It could be nerve, bone, joint, muscle, ligament, tendon, skin, stress and strain, or any combination of these. If the pain persists, see a podiatrist.
Dr. Kevin Jefferson
Dr. Kevin Jefferson
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Dr. Stephen Southard
Internal Medicine
In brief: Remember
You are better served by first determining the cause of your pain as just randomly using any old insole/insert may actually make the problem worse.
It sounds like you have metatarsalgia, which can be caused by problems with the bones, nerves and/or the soft tissues in that area. If you really don't want to seek help you could try a Pro-Tec metatarsal pad.

In brief: Remember
You are better served by first determining the cause of your pain as just randomly using any old insole/insert may actually make the problem worse.
It sounds like you have metatarsalgia, which can be caused by problems with the bones, nerves and/or the soft tissues in that area. If you really don't want to seek help you could try a Pro-Tec metatarsal pad.
Dr. Stephen Southard
Dr. Stephen Southard
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Dr. Brandon Macy
Podiatry
In brief: Save your money
Most common otc insoles aren't as good as you would like them to be.
To make them inexpensive, they're typically made of inferior materials. In addition, you need to find out why the ball of your foot hurts. Merely cushioning them, especially with flimsy insoles, won't provide all that much help.

In brief: Save your money
Most common otc insoles aren't as good as you would like them to be.
To make them inexpensive, they're typically made of inferior materials. In addition, you need to find out why the ball of your foot hurts. Merely cushioning them, especially with flimsy insoles, won't provide all that much help.
Dr. Brandon Macy
Dr. Brandon Macy
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