If you are long-time blog reader, think back to 2016 about this time… I was so happy as we had found another scooter on a Facebook For Sale site. I had foot surgery and needed help getting around. I had one scooter for upstairs and one for downstairs.
Can you believe that I went back to childcare two weeks after surgery and took care of kids while wheeling around on a scooter? UGH. It was hard but I did it. I had a lot of determination and if I put my mind to something, watch out. It will likely happen.
I had surgery because I was having trouble with my foot. I had injured it while racing up the stairs. Kelli’s dog cut in front of me. I twisted my foot. I immediately knew something was wrong. We tried a variety of things and came to the point that surgery was probably a good option for me. While the doctor was in there fixing he decided to fix a bunion. At this point, the bunion wasn’t bothering me but the doc felt it would be soon. I went with it thinking one less surgery down the road.
The surgery really didn’t fix my foot. I exchanged one pain for a discomfort. My foot has never been the same and for the most part, had I known what I know now, I likely wouldn’t have had the surgery done. But I did and here we are.
I’ve been having new trouble with my foot. I’ve had a lot of pain in the arch area….same foot. I have flat feet…I always have. I ran barefoot all of my life and I still prefer to…but now, if I do, it’s not as fun as my left foot acts up and makes life a little not so comfortable.
I was at the chiropractor for my hip and ended asking her about my foot. I told her I was debating about what to do…go to the doctor…go to someplace that specialized in footwear…or what? She told me she thought my foot needed some extra arch support and maybe I should try good shoes. She said that nowadays it’s hard to find shoes with good arch support. I wear Asics shoes and she said they are known to be good for arch support. So maybe my next step might be to try some better archs.
I hate buying archs. I’ve tried before with little luck. I ended up buying… these arch supports from Amazon.
I’ve been wearing them for about three weeks now and have really, really liked them. They are by far the best arch support I’ve ever tried. I love that they are a sleeve…almost like a compression sock in the arch area with a gel pad. I love that I can adjust the arch for what feels comfortable for my feet.
They come in a pack of four and weren’t very expensive, $15 for four pairs.
I’ve only had foot pain when I don’t wear them…so I wear them.
Another thing I’ve appreciated about them is that I can wear the gel pads only and go barefoot. I hate wearing shoes around the house so once childcare is done, I pop my shoes off and wear the arch supports only. What can I say? I can’t be good all day and if that is as rebel as I get, so be it.
I’ve also worn them in flats…they worked great. Yes, you could see the band a little bit but it wasn’t bad. They can be worn with almost any kind of shoe and that’s awesome.
Anyway, I thought I would share as I’m sure I’m not the only one dealing with terrible arches. Hopefully, this can help someone else.