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Random pain in the arch of my foot. Should I get scholls or podiatrist supports?

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In brief: Not Dr. Scholls

Custom foot orthotics are the most appropriate choice.
Dr. Scholls inserts do not provide any support. They mostly provide some cushioning without any support. Everybody has a different arch structure and custom orthotics would be ideal.

In brief: Not Dr. Scholls

Custom foot orthotics are the most appropriate choice.
Dr. Scholls inserts do not provide any support. They mostly provide some cushioning without any support. Everybody has a different arch structure and custom orthotics would be ideal.
Dr. Alexander Reyzelman
Dr. Alexander Reyzelman
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In brief: Random

What exactly do you mean by random pain? Is it pain the occurs in various areas of the arch? Or is it pain the doesn't occur on a regular basis.
When having pain you should have someone check it out.

In brief: Random

What exactly do you mean by random pain? Is it pain the occurs in various areas of the arch? Or is it pain the doesn't occur on a regular basis.
When having pain you should have someone check it out.
Dr. Tharesh Udupa
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry

In brief: Have it evaluated.

Heel and arch pain is most often caused by plantar fasciitis, a condition that is sometimes also called heel spur syndrome when a spur is present.
Heel pain may also be due to other causes, such as infection, tendonitis, arthritis, stress fracture, nerve irritation, retained foreign body, bone tumor, or a cyst. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment.

In brief: Have it evaluated.

Heel and arch pain is most often caused by plantar fasciitis, a condition that is sometimes also called heel spur syndrome when a spur is present.
Heel pain may also be due to other causes, such as infection, tendonitis, arthritis, stress fracture, nerve irritation, retained foreign body, bone tumor, or a cyst. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment.
Dr. Payam Rafat
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In brief: SPENCO

I would avoid scholl's as the quality of the material is not as well made as spenco rx orthotic arch support available from amazon.
Com for less than $20. Also, a visit to your local podiatrist for a biomechanical evaluation may be helpful. http://drmallia.tripod.com.

In brief: SPENCO

I would avoid scholl's as the quality of the material is not as well made as spenco rx orthotic arch support available from amazon.
Com for less than $20. Also, a visit to your local podiatrist for a biomechanical evaluation may be helpful. http://drmallia.tripod.com.
Dr. Richard Mallia
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Dr. Andrew Rice
Podiatry

In brief: Inserts

Custom fabricated foot orthotics are superior to otc inserts dr s only captures a pressure diagram and associates this to their suggested foot insert.

In brief: Inserts

Custom fabricated foot orthotics are superior to otc inserts dr s only captures a pressure diagram and associates this to their suggested foot insert.
Dr. Andrew Rice
Dr. Andrew Rice
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