“How I Cured My Foot Pain Quickly And Easily…Without Harmful Drugs Or Expensive Therapy And With No Harmful Side Effects”
I had never felt pain like this before. It was 6am and my alarm had just startled me awake. I swung my feet out of bed, stood up and BAM! It was like I had stepped onto a huge nail with my right foot. A sharp and jagged pain jolted up my heel. I thought maybe I had cracked my heel bone somehow, because it hurt like crazy.
I hobbled over to the bathroom, sucking in my breath each time I stepped on my right foot. The pain was extreme, but as I kept walking for the next few minutes, it eased off. I thought I was off the hook.
Then the pain got serious
The pain didn’t go away. In fact, it got worse over the coming weeks. It was always the most extreme in the morning, and each day it took a little longer to walk it off.
“The pain didn’t go away..and was always the most extreme in the morning.”
It then started to hurt more and more throughout the day. By the end of each day, I’d be hobbling around again. It got so bad I eventually had to take several days off work (I’m a mechanic), because I simply couldn’t stand around in one place for more than a few minutes without shooting pains in my foot.
The diagnosis: Plantar Fasciitis
I went to the doctor and she gave me the verdict: plantar fasciitis. Cause unknown, outcome uncertain. She also said I should save myself some money and get insoles from Walgreens. Which I did — except they didn’t help at all.
So I went online and read up on plantar fasciitis cures. I tried stretching my calves, got compression socks off Amazon, rolled my foot over a frozen water bottle. Maybe it helped a bit, but it was no real relief. The sharp stabbing pain in my heel was still there, and it seemed to run right up my spine and into my brain.
The fitness freak solution
I was at the end of my rope. I was in pain whenever I was standing or walking. I struggled to function at work, and had no hope of fixing this situation, relieving the pain and getting my life back to normal.
During this time, I talked to one of my wife’s friends, Lisa, who is a big fitness freak. Every morning at 5am, Lisa gets up and goes to Orangetheory Fitness, which is a hard core workout with lots of jumping and incline running (I always tell her that if she wants to punish her body like this, she can come work with me at the garage and get paid at the same time).
Lisa also had a bout of plantar fasciitis last fall. It seems that people who do this Orangetheory program often get PF because of the stressfulness of the workouts. Lisa said there’s a well-known secret among Orangetheory fans for how to deal with it. I was all ears.
A new theory of plantar fasciitis?
The secret, said Lisa, “are these special insoles.” When I heard this, my heart sank.
I tried insoles, I told her. “They didn’t help.”
No no, she insisted, “these are special ones. A guy from Austin who’s in the Orangetheory community designed them. He’s a podiatrist and he’s got a new theory about why people get plantar fasciitis. You gotta try them.” And she gave me a set of insoles that she had bought herself, off another guy at her gym.
As you can probably guess, I ignored Lisa’s advice. After all, I’d tried insoles earlier and they did nothing for me. It was only weeks later, when I ran out of all other options, that I finally dug Lisa’s “magic” insoles out of the closet. I wish I hadn’t been so stubborn for so long.
“When I finally took out these “magic” insoles…I wish I hadn’t been stubborn for so long”
Solution tested and proven
These insoles look like space-age versions of regular insoles. They are colorful, with three specially designed gel pads: one for the heel, one for the midfoot, one for the ball of the foot. I cut them down to my size (you use regular scissors to cut around the front along the lines), and then put them into my work boots before heading out in the morning.They were comfortable enough and didn’t slide around. I felt a bit of relief from the gel heel support, but the sharp heel pain was still there. That’s all I could really say about them at first. I thought Lisa was exaggerating about how effective they are.
However, by the end of the first day, I noticed I felt significantly less pain than I had been feeling at the same time of day.
Within two days of wearing these insoles in my work boots only, 90% of the heel pain was gone.
And within a week of wearing them, the pain from plantar fasciitis was gone completely. No more waking up to that awful first step in the morning, no more hobbling over to the bathroom, no more agony while I worked throughout the day. It’s now two months later and I’m still completely pain-free.
Why you haven’t heard of these insoles yet
Lisa told me later that my PF recovery story was typical for people using these insoles. Doctors used to think plantar fasciitis was all about inflammation, but now they believe it’s due to misaligned muscles in your foot, which cut off circulation and cause the nerves in your heel to die off.
That’s why these insoles work. The podiatrist who designed them made them so they realign your foot muscles and stimulate circulation to help undo the damage that’s accumulated.The thing is, this new theory of PF is not well-known yet. Odds are, you won’t find your GP or random sites on the Internet promoting these insoles. Sure, this kind of treatment will probably be mainstream in a couple of years when word spreads, but who wants to wait that long? All I know that it’s absolutely worked for me even after everything else failed.
40% off right now
I got my first set of these insoles directly from Lisa, but I’ve since found the guy who designed them is also selling them online. I ordered two more sets: one for my work boots that I wear outside work, and one for my tennis shoes. I will never own a pair of shoes without having these insoles again.
The good thing was when I got them, the guy was running a 40% discount offer. It’s still going on as I’m writing this and you can check here whether it’s available as you’re reading.
If you have PF, you know the pain gets worse the longer you wait to deal with it. And if this podiatrist is right about poor circulation causing PF, then the same goes for getting better. The sooner you prevent the nerves and blood vessels in your heel from dying out, the sooner you’ll recover, and the less chance you’ll have of permanent damage. And that’s why I recommend these insoles to anyone with plantar fasciitis — the sooner you check them out the better.