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Custom orthotics appear no better than store-bought versions for heel pain

News briefs When you have a type of heel pain known as plantar fasciitis, you may hear that getting a custom-made orthotic (an insole molded to your heel or your whole foot) can help ease your agony. But a study published online March 19, 2018, by the British Journal of Sports Medicine suggests that custom orthotics which can run a few hundred dollars are no more helpful than less expensive over-the-counter…

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