Right Foot In Pain For A Year #1: Doctor's fail to heal, young girl in show store cures the problem.

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Blog entry by bruc101 posted 08-24-2018 03:56 AM 3483 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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July a year ago I was in my shop working and my right foot started hurting and I couldn’t hardly walk. I couldn’t imagine why because I hadn’t hurt it. It got worse and I was at the point I hated to even try to walk.

I do the doctor rounds, plantar fascitis, tried that remedy for a while and didn’t improve. Inflamed foot, did all that remedy for that and that didn’t work. This went on and on and on with no improvement. Tired of doctors.

I got where I was afraid to drive, have a truck with floor shift. So, after almost 12 months of being in pain and not going to take pain medicine, I go in a shoe store to see about getting some new boots. Young girl said let me measure your feet.

Right foot half size larger than the left foot and wearing size that fits the left foot. Girl tells me this could be my problem, her husband had the same hurt.

She asked me had I ever heard of Skechers with memory foam in them. Skechers yes but not memory foam in them. She said my right ankle looks a little swollen too and I said trust me, I can feel the pain.

She goes and comes back with a pair of Skecher hiking boots with memory foam in them that went above my ankle, half size bigger and D width.Hiking boots is what I usually wear so I was ok with that.

The boots were a half size bigger than what I usually wear. She also had a pair of nylon socks and told me to put those on and put the boots on. Did as she said, left foot felt fine in a bigger boot. Right foot felt tight but comfortable. Now take a walk in them and see how they feel.

I started walking and foot hurt but nothing like it had been doing. She said wear them for awhile and let the memory foam adjust to your foot and see how everything works for me. Two hours later foot was still hurting a little but I had almost stopped limping.

A day later I still had a little pain and had stopped limping, The pain was nothing like I had before and and it no longer hurts.

I’m not here to sale Skechers with memory foam in them. All that pain and money spent on doctors and a young girl in a shoe store solves the issue in a matter of 20 minutes.

Youngest daughter wanted her a pair of hiking boots with memory foam in them. I take her to the shoe store to get her a pair. The girl see us, smiles and ask how my foot. is.

I tell her, Hey doc, you got a pair these boots to fit this blonde, and how much is my doctor bill with you?

Lot of money spent on doctors and their remedies didn’t work. Young girl in shoe store and a $70 pair of hiking boots and I’m good to go again. Wonder why several doctors couldn’t figure all that out?

-- Bruce Free Plans & Calculators

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#1 posted 08-24-2018 10:17 AM

Bad shoe design is probably the number one cause of all foot problems.
Studies have shown the unshod populations have very insignificant percentage of foot problems.
Like you, I credit a shoe store person for helping me most with my capsulitis. He recommended a pair of Altras for “anyone with forefoot problems”.
Its level sole and wide toe box is what I think helped me most.
Feet are made to have a natural toe splay, and to have a transverse arch, and longitudinal arch. If you mess with those (and our shoes do) then the intrinsic foot strength goes away, and so does our foot health.

-- Jim, Georgia, USA

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#2 posted 08-24-2018 02:46 PM

My right is also a half size larger than my left. I buy boots / shoes specifically for my right, and have inserts for the left to keep them from slopping around.

I have been down the plantar fasciitis route, that kind of pain is different from anything else I have experienced. Unless you have geniuniely had it, you wouldn’t recognize it, if you have, nothing else feels like it… Hard to describe…

As a former backpacker (back injuries kept me off the trails) I learned at a young age how vital good footwear is to foot health. Bad shoes is what got me into plantar fasciitis. Make sure you actually find a shop that knows what they are doing selling footwear, and be willing to pay the extra for them. I have had great luck with the memory foam sketchers myself, as well as Hi Tech boots… Oddly enough, the house brand at Academy (don’t recall the name) tend the be a good fit for me too…

I am at a point now with my back issues though, I cannot wear anything with laces. (can’t tie my shoes without enormous pain). Lots of us going through lots of stuff lately it seems…

Best of luck to ya, sorry it took a year to get it sorted.

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#3 posted 08-24-2018 03:52 PM

Visit your nearest Redwing boot store. Worth every penny.


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#4 posted 08-24-2018 06:49 PM

Visit your nearest Redwing boot store. Worth every penny.


- Madmark2

I’ve always worn Redwing boots and that’s what I had on when my foot started hurting.

Here’s a pic of the Redwing hiking boots I wore when I hiked the Appalachian Trail. Made the complete journey on 1 pair. When I thru hiked the trail it was about 2025 miles and and took me a little over 4 months. “Much” younger then.

-- Bruce Free Plans & Calculators

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#5 posted 08-24-2018 07:19 PM

My old man swears that bad footwear is the downfall of society. When your feet hurt you dont work as hard. When you dont work as hard society fails.

-- Its not a crack, its a casting imperfection.

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#6 posted 08-24-2018 08:58 PM

Great post!!!
If you work for a living good foot ware is a must!!!!!!!!!

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#7 posted 08-25-2018 05:10 AM

It’s amazing what a good shoe fitter can do for you.

-- Rick M,

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