Good Feet Compliment - So pleased with Good Feet- results after 7 years of pain
SHILOH, ILLINOIS -- I injured my lower back while running (was 6 mos pregnant) almost 7 years ago. Since then, I have tried stretches, exercises, chiropractics, therapy and even injections to get some relief. I have also had some problems with my arches and decided to check out the good feet store. My husband and I went in 4 months ago and talked to them, but wanted to do some research and didn't buy. Yesterday, I went in to have the imprint of my feet made and talk with them more in depth. Using the imprints, the sales person brought out 3 sets of inserts. He had me walk in the first set which were called Exercisers. These are the "big dogs" in terms of support. I was able to walk without pain in my foot which I have had regularly for the past two months (planter fac.) He spoke to me about the need to use all three sets in an interval system but the cost was almost 880.00 with tax. Hubby told me to get all three rather than try using just one or two sets which would be tougher to get used to and could result in just quitting.
There was another man in the store who was obviously a laborer who had the broadest smile on his face because wearing one of the pairs took the back pain he had away. It actually got me teared up. Anyway, I talked to the salesperson about my back as well and he said it may relieve some pressure and feel better but couldn't guarantee that the supports would also take care of it since it may be a spinal issue and not a foot alignment problem.
I wore the maintainers out of the store, then wore the exercisers for the hour or so before bed. LAST NIGHT WAS THE FIRST NIGHT IN ALMOST 7 YEARS THAT I HAVE NOT WOKEN UP BECAUSE OF THE PAIN WHEN ROLLING OVER OR CHANGING POSITIONS DURING THE NIGHT! I could sleep on my stomach again without feeling like my lower back was going to crack. I can't tell you how excited I am about the possibility of being able to walk without feeling like an old lady (I'm 37), running again, and being able to lay on the floor with my kids to play a game! I realize this is only the morning after, but I really am amazed.
I know that I am fortunate to be able to buy the full set of supports and not everyone can, but I do hope that others who have resigned themselves to life with back pain will consider it. You could always camp out in the store for the day and see how they affect you for several hours. :)