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I’m 52, 6′ 5″ 225, been to a Podiatrist about foot pain and was told “old feet”.
They made some orthotics for me but they never seemed right. First, the material was pretty firm, compared to what I see in off-the-shelf orthotics, Second, they really didn’t seem to fit.
They fit me by standing on a platform that has a bunch of “pins”.
Seems that should be a good way to do it, but they really didn’t seem to fit.
The arch didn’t seem to fit where it should, height seemed wrong, etc. Bottom line was I stopped wearing them soon and am using off-the-shelf, but the arch doesn’t seem high enough or the right shape — but better than the “customs”.I’m a racquetball player and golfer.
My primary questions are:1. Which insoles do you recommend and why would they work better than the custom ones I tried and the off-the-shelf Sorbothane’s Im using now?2. Should I have different types (softness or whatever) of orthotics for racquetball, golf, and normal daily walking?Thanks, Mike Hutcheson

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  1. : I’m a racquetball player and golfer. My primary questions are:: 1. Which insoles do you recommend and why would they work better than the custom ones I tried and the off-the-shelf Sorbothane’s Im using now?: 2. Should I have different types (softness or whatever) of orthotics for racquetball, golf, and normal daily walking?: Thanks, Mike HutchesonMike: I feel the best way to have an othotic made is to have a cast made of your foot, then have the cast sent off to make a custom orthotic.

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