Scholl Orthaheel: John's storyTested: Scholl Orthaheel orthotics
Retired doctor John Bidwell is all too aware of the problems that can be associated with feet after suffering from painful plantar fasciitis for the past two years.
“As a doctor I was able to diagnose myself with plantar fasciitis – a painful inflammatory process of the connective tissue which supports the arch of the foot. Our feet are the foundation of our whole system and I knew that if I could correct the problem there, this would relieve the aching in the rest of my body.”
“I am very active and cycle for twenty miles up to three times a week. I tended to struggle on through but aching all over was preventing me from enjoying something I used to love. It was so frustrating to be constantly suffering from pain in my knees and ankles.”
“I was delighted to discover Scholl Orthaheel orthotics – they greatly relieved the pain in my feet and allowed me to walk with ease again. I used them daily in my slippers around the house and also in my walking boots. No matter how many different sets of shoes I shoved them in, they remained as intact and robust as the day I purchased them, which really impressed me.”
“Whilst it is possible to have steroid injected into the feet for plantar fasciitis, I would strongly recommend Scholl Orthaheel orthotic inserts over surgery every time. Surgery carries the risk of nerve injury, infection, rupture of the plantar fascia, and gives only symptomatic relief of the pain. Scholl Orthaheel orthotic inserts are a wonderful non-invasive, simple and economical solution and actually correct any underlying anomaly.”
Living in a town with surrounding country in East Lancashire, means that there are lots of hills to cycle up (and down!). John can now cycle for miles in the surrounding areas and no longer suffer from the discomfort that was making his life a misery.