Everyday I try to do a little bit more. This weekend’s little bit ended up putting me twenty steps backward yesterday. I felt horrible head to toe. I did virtually nothing all day. Luckily, Roger had a play date and ABA therapy that gave me rest time. Then, we took Roger to my parent’s house and we shopped and ate dinner. The shopping was a little too much for me, so I waited in the car for Rob.
Today I woke up feeling 19 steps ahead of yesterday. I was dreading reading to Roger’s class due to how I felt yesterday. However, it was a pretty painless venture despite half the class gabbing/interrupting and Roger unable to sit still since I was there. Immediately following, I had a podiatrist appointment. I have been in pain for quite some time in my left inner foot. I had a similar problem a year or so ago on my right foot, but not this extreme. I decided to go to a private practice rather than one of those big ortho offices, like I did last time. He saw the orthotics I had gotten prior and said they were garbage and should not have cost me more than $10. I believe that with the prescription the arches were around $50. He had my foot molded for full length orthotics that will last 10 years, as opposed to having to buy them yearly. He also said I needed to wear shoes at all time. In the house, instead of slippers, I have to wear birkenstocks. Once my arm is cleared, he gave me some stretches for me to do daily to help stretch the area. Again, I am quite pleased with my decision.
Although it seems to be a year with some health issues, I am very content with my decision making and know that in the long run I will be healthier and happier!
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I love the idea of whole foot orthotics. I have been wearing the same ones since 1993 for flat feet and heel spurs. As long as I wear them, I have no problem with the heal spurs. But, don’t wear them for a week and they come back!