Do you remember when you were younger, hearing older folks, or even your parents complain about their various aches and pains? I sure do, and I remember thinking that there is no way that this body is ever going to be so old and rickety as those people.
Well, fast forward a few years, and I too have my share of aches and pains. Nothing major, but wear and tear on the muscles and joints as time goes on. Years of working at a job which has me standing for 8 hours at a time means that I have major issues with foot pain. Last year, the pain in my feet got so bad that I was forced to stop my running program (I was trying to train to do a 5K run). I thought that I had a heel spur, and I went to my family physician to tell him about my trouble. He diagnosed me with plantar fasciitis in my left foot, and he told me that there really was no cure except to get some orthotics to correct the abnormal pronation in my feet.
Basically the idea is this: when I am sitting down or lying down, my feet look fine, regular arches and all. Once I start to walk, the arches on my feet start to collapse a bit, and my ankles roll inwards. Years of being on my feet at work caused this condition, leading up to the excruciating pain of plantar fasciitis.
So when I heard that I was given the opportunity to review a pair of Footminders Comfort Orthotics, I was thrilled. Last year, I had a set of comfort orthotics made for my one pair of work shoes, and they were really expensive (about $400). Recently, I bought a second pair of work shoes, and decided to test drive my Footminders Comfort Orthotics in these athletic type runners.
Footminders orthotics are not your garden variety insoles that you buy at your local pharmacy. They are designed by podiatrists to address the most common types of foot problems. My Footminders Comfort orthotics are designed for athletic footwear and workboots. Its Dual Layer Orthotic Technology provides both comfort and support to the person who wears it. A high arch helps to support the foot while walking, running and standing. A deep heel cup provides cushioning, and supports the ankle. The top layer of the orthotic is made with an antibacterial, moisture absorbing fabric to keep feet dry.
I have been wearing my Footminders Comfort Orthotics for about a week and I am very impressed. I definitely can feel the arch support in my shoes, and there was no discomfort while wearing them, even after the first day. After an 8 hour day on my feet at work, my feet felt fine, no different than my other shoes which contain custom orthotics made by a pedorthist.
If you check out their prices, you will find that Footminders are very reasonable indeed. As I said before, my custom made orthotics cost $400, of which insurance covered only half. Footminders Comfort Orthotics are only $27.95, a mere fraction of the price of a custom made product. If you are suffering from foot pain, you should definitely check out Footminders website, which features some really useful health information about several types of foot complaints.
Footminders Comfort Orthotics are definite hit with me, I wholeheartedly give them 2 thumbs up!
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