Scholl Orthaheel: Mark's storyTested: Scholl Orthaheel Regular Orthotic
Half way through the cricket season, dedicated player and a huge fan of the sport Mark Harris, 42, started getting terrible pain in his heels and ankles.
After heading down the doctors, father-of-two and general handyman Mark found out he had developed plantar fasciitis.
“It was very painful at the time” he says, “made even worse by the fact that I wasn’t able to play my favourite sport to full capacity.”
He said the pain not only halted his cricketing passion, but also spilled over to his everyday life.
“I’m a builder and a plumber,” he says, “which means I spend much of my working day on my feet. So when the doctor told me I had plantar fasciitis and recommended an orthotic,” says Mark, “I headed straight down to the shops.”
Mark bought the Scholl Orthaheel orthotics and made sure he wore the inserts in all of his work boots and cricket shoes.
“At first I was aware of the orthotic,” he says. “It felt like I was walking on a lump. But I soon got used to it and now I can’t live without it.”
Adds Mark, “I was told by friends that an orthotic can take up to a year to work so I wasn't expecting much to happen initially but to my surprise I was pain free within two weeks!”
Mark is now able to fulfil his work commitments without having to deal with the niggling pain. In fact, he’s back on the cricket pitch with an added spring in his step.
“I couldn’t have wished for anything better,” says Mark. “I continue to wear the Orthaheel everyday and have so much to thank them for.”