Four years ago, I was diagnosed with Plantar Fasciitis. You only understand if you’ve been there. The pain. Standing hurts. Walking hurts.
The podiatrist said, “It’s common in runners and people who are overweight and wear bad shoes.” Since running isn’t in my vocabulary, I’m assuming he put me in the second category. He said, “No walking around barefoot, wear the splints at night, and here’s a list of shoes you should be wearing.”
My daughter was staying the night. When she walked into my bedroom and saw me all laid out with both of my feet in Plantar Fasciitis night splints she said, “Mom, you look like Frankenstein.” I certainly hollered like a monster from the stabbing pain when I got out of bed and stood up each morning.
At Physical Therapy, I was given exercises to help. Painful stretching exercises that included rolling a ball under my foot and stretching out the ligaments that were torn, painful, and swollen. The fun just didn’t end.
I stopped wearing “cute” trendy shoes, because I noticed the Asics shoes made such a big difference. The Vionic Orthaheel Sandals and Relax Slippers are my favorites. The house shoes are so comfortable; I sometimes (okay, often) forget and leave the house in them. Occasionally, I notice a flare up when I vainly try to wear a pair of “normal” shoes or spend any time barefoot. I’m willing to give up my vanity to be pain free. It’s a small price to pay. You can click on the photos to see the products on Amazon. 🙂 You’re welcome!
**I own all of the above shoes. I only recommend products that I love and use. In full disclosure – I am an amazon affiliate and receive a % if you make a purchase.