I’ve worked as a police officer for twenty-seven years and I love my job. I turned 56 in January and around that same time; I began to have severe pain in my lower back and sharp pains in my feet from my heels to my toes. I had tried just about everything when a buddy suggested I visit Foot Solutions. It turns out he had also experienced similar pain and his doctor had recommended he go see a Pedorthist at Foot Solutions. I must admit I was skeptical, but I went anyway.
I met John, a certified Pedorthist and expert shoe fitter. He spent the first fifteen minutes or so evaluating my feet and explaining a few reasons he felt I might be having the pain. Then he suggested we do a scan of my feet, I stood and watched as the machine captured an image of my feet that was displayed on a monitor in reds, greens, blues and yellows. These colors, John said, were indicators of where my feet needed more support. John noticed right away that I was suffering from Plantar Fasciitis which was causing those sharp pains in my feet and legs. He explained how a custom made body aligning insert would help to support my feet during long days at work. He then suggested I try on a few pairs of comfort shoes that would work in combination with my new inserts. For years, I’ve worn ankle boots as a part of my uniform; I had never considered how rough they were on my feet. John helped me pick out a pair of shoes that he felt would work best. As soon as I slipped them on, I felt the difference; these shoes fit my feet like a glove.
A week or so later, John called to say that my inserts were ready to be picked up. The first time I used them, my pain seemed to just disappear. If you work on your feet like I do and you have pain, go to Foot Solutions. You can also call them at 1-888-FIT-FOOT or visit their website at www.footsolutions.com to find a store near you. Foot Solutions helped me get moving again. Let them do the same for you.