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Heel Pads Inappropriate for long term use?

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I have a pair of the Viscoheels, had a cortisone shot, performed stretching excercises, used ice, etc. and have had about 95% improvment in my heel pain in 2 weeks.
My Dr. said using the heel inserts for more than 2-3 months could cause other foot problems.
He recommended $400 custom full length orthodics.
Do you agree with this?
Is there a less expensive long term solution for foot pads?

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  1. While I am not sure why heel pads would be a bad thing after a period of time, I agree orthtoics give better control of the foot than do the heel pads. You are the best judge of what to do.

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