Thursday, October 17, 2013

Dr. Scholl's Active Series Insoles

This is an important post for me because I have suffered from Plantar Fasciitis. I say suffered (past tense) because I haven't had any issues since I've been getting treatment from my Podiatrist. If you're not familiar with what Plantar Fasciitis is, Dr. Scholl's says:

Plantar fasciitis is a stretching of the plantar fascia, a ligament that runs from the ball of foot through the arch and is attached to the heel. It is that attachment which becomes aggravated and typically causes pain after being on your feet for lengths of time. Abnormal motion of the foot (pronation) is one cause of plantar fasciitis.

For me, I never knew such a condition existed until I was speaking with my stylist about the constant foot pain I was experiencing especially in the morning as soon as I take my first step. I ignored it, but when the pain became unbearable, I went to a Podiatrist immediately.  

I was advised to help with the pain to wear shoes with a high arch, do not walk without shoes while at home, take ibuprofen, massage my feet as much as possible by rolling my foot on a tennis ball or on a frozen water bottle, and wear insoles. That is where Dr. Scholl's insoles come into play. When it comes to foot pain or insoles, they're pretty popular. The great thing about these particular insoles is how thin they are and they have a nice arch that forms to my foot. With other insoles I've purchased in the past that were not by the same brand, they were too bulky and were hard for me to wear with my shoes including my Uggs and we know how soft they are :( 

Even though I do not suffer from plantar fasciitis pain any longer with the help of wearing a night split and doses of prescribed anti inflammatory medication, I still wear insoles as much as possible. I want to keep that muscle as loose as possible. After all, our feet is what holds up us. I want to keep mines as healthy as I can for as long as I can. 
Thanks for stopping by,
LaTasha xo

*I received this product complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes